Saturday, September 20, 2014


As ever, September has been a busy, busy time so far.

Work and life always seems to ramp up a gear as the back-to-school frenzy descends, and it's been an exhausting, exhilarating, busy, beautiful couple of weeks.  Usually I tend to hibernate a little at the weekends and evenings in September, but this year I've been determined to stay busy at school and away from school.

Here's a little of what I've been up to recently:

There's always time for Poppet-Cat!  Lots of late night snuggles for this lady - she'd gotten so used to having me home over summer, I think back to school has been a bit of a shock.

As well as our regular coffee and movie dates, Shona and I have also been branching out.  Last night we went to Silent Disco (always a fave of mine!); it was hilarious!

The first rule of brunch club?

You eat a lot of brunches :)  Just lovely to have time to catch up with the girlies!

Fry continues to melt our hearts with his sweet nature.  Every morning he now deploys his squeaky little miaow to ensure he gets Claire cuddles before I head to work.  And every evening too.  He's just the most lovely, calm, polite little thing!

Last weekend I made it over to Bristol for lunch, shopping and cocktails with the gorgeous Naomi and Steph - just brilliant to catch up!

Christy and I are reliving our teens by rereading VC Andrews' ridiculous Flowers In The Attic series.  And watching the Lifetime movies too.  So. Much. Melodrama.

While this is a busy work season for both of us, Matthew and I are also enjoying being newlyweds, and are always looking for windows where we can hang out.  Sometimes this means sharing a cab home from work so we can catch up and chat before separate evening plans!  This was London last night, glimpsed as we journeyed home.  Love our city.

Leela has been her usual silly, purrful, hilarious self.  My favourite times with her are when she sneaks into the living room solo when I'm reading and we just curl up all cosy.  She's such an energetic wee thing, it's lovely to catch that mellow side of her!

The Scottish referendum has been very much front and centre in our thoughts (I'm Scots-English, and either way the call would have potential major changes ahead for our family).  Ultimately, Scotland voted no, by a narrow majority (55%/45%), with one of the best voter turnouts I've seen in modern times in a democratic nation. 

Tea.  Always tea.

I also managed to squeeze in a very fun Mexican cooking evening with Old El Paso (more on that soon!).  Delicious!

So that's my month so far.  Phew!  Add in school starting and the Junior League year kicking off and it's been a barrel of busy so far.  How are you all?

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