September Little Loves

September Little Loves

The back to school and back to routine month of September was met with great enthusiasm from me.. but I fear it’s ending with me dreaming of the lazy summer days! I think I’d forgotten just how busy our term time lives are. I honestly feel like I’ve not stopped all month! I’m not complaining though as most of what we do are things we’ve chosen to do or chosen to support our children in. It’s been a month of big changes for us too with my husband setting up his own business and me fully focusing on Coffee Work Sleep Creatives and my social media coaching. This all goes some way to explaining why this blog has been quieter than usual and why this post is going up late!

Without further ado lets get onto the wonderful little things from this month, go on grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.

 

 

  read 

 

I’m part way through a few books at the moment, with one in a bag for when I have a spare moment out and about, one on my bedside table and another in the living room. Ali Smith’s Autumn* is currently on my bedside table and I’ve only read a couple of chapters through rather bleary tired eyes. I’ve got a quieter day tomorrow so I’m hoping to get the chance to curl up with it and properly get going with it. Another book, the one in my bag, is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race*, and I’m finding it such a eye opening book. I know a fair bit about Black American history but that opening chapters of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book have made me realise how little I really know about UK Black history, even events that happened in my lifetime.

 

watched

A list of my absolute favourites from this month 

Netflix – Ozarks

TV – Killing Eve

Films – Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Theatre –  Matilda The Musical

It was just as fantastic as I had expected it to be, and both my children loved it. Worth the stressful Manchester city centre driving and the very late school night!

 

 

MAde

On Wednesday I had my September Meet Up event for Coffee Work Sleep Creatives, it was the biggest one yet and completely sold out, so I was a little nervous on the run up to it. I shouldn’t have been though, it went so well and I’ve had nothing but positive feedback. I’m so proud that everyone that comes along appreciates the vibe and just seems to get it. It makes all my hard work behind the scenes so worth it. We are super informal and there’s no pressure to speak in front of anyone, in fact you can speak to as many people as you want to. The aim is to get to know other local business owners to make useful contacts for work or collabs but mostly be surrounded my other people that just get what it was that we do as indie business owners.

These gorgeous photos from our event were taken by Liesa Jane Photography

 

 

 

 

A couple of little selfies for this section as I feel like I still haven’t mastered being confident in front of a camera on a tripod.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still haven’t gone back for this River Island dress! Fingers crossed I can squeeze in a shopping trip next week. I did, however, get my hands on this much wanted Joanie Clothing Bronte Readers Club sweatshirt! I have the original colour way but when they released this one I wanted it so bad but couldn’t justify it. I was super excited when I won one in their Instagram comp the other week. It’s so comfy and is me down to the ground. FYI if you order one then definitely size up.

 

heard

I finally got to live the dream of seeing Incubus live! They have been one of my favourite bands since I was 17 so it’s been a long time coming. We actually had tickets to see them when I was pregnant when my eldest girl but they ended up rescheduling the gig and it was too close to my due date for me to go. Getting to see them in a smaller venue like the Manchester Apollo was so good, I much prefer it as a venue to big arena concerts.

 

They, unsurprisingly, didn’t play the song we had for our first dance as it’s a little known album track, but I thought I’d share it here anyway.

Another band that’s been on repeat this month for me is the Mercury prize winning Wolf Alice

 

 

and lastly

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Have a fantastic weekend (and month ahead)!

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. September 28, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I am loving the routine of this month. September always feels like a whole new start. How good is Killing Eve?!?! I am 2 episodes in and loving it. Love your mustard jumper! Seen that floating around a lot over the past few months. Have a wonderful October xx

  2. September 28, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I love the sound of your women’s networking group. It sounds like everyone had a great time (and I’m Chester so not too far from Preston!).

    I’ve also had my eye on Autumn by Ali Smith for a while so you’ll have to let me know how you get on with it.

  3. September 28, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I definitely want to see Matilda! I love your avid reader jumper too especially the colour and the autumn book looks a good one. #LittleLoves

  4. September 28, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    September is so busy isn’t it? It makes me realise how much I appreciate the ‘down time’ of the summer holidays. I’ve not read anything by Ali Smith, but have heard great things. I’m currently reading ‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng and I’m loving it! I love the sound of your CWS Creatives network – I wish I had something similar near me. It sounds like you all had a fantastic time – well done to you. I’m desperate to see Matilda!
    P.S I NEED that Avid Readers Club jumper. It’s amazing!

  5. September 29, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Sounds like a really busy month Morgana, the shift back to term time is so hectic! Well done on organising your CWS events, they sound fab! We are loving Killing Eve here too, so fantastic. Between that and Bodyguard, how good has British TV drama been this month? xx

  6. October 1, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I find september super hectic too. Jealous of your Matilda trip! It sounds amazing!

  7. October 3, 2018 / 9:56 am

    September is so ridiculously busy isn’t it? It’s been full on for us since the new school term started too. I’m so pleased the meet-ups are so successful and that you’re getting such great feedback Morgana – it’s wonderful that you’ve created that community. I’m so jealous that you’ve been to see Matilda the Musical – my three girls would LOVE that! I might look into it as a bit of a special Christmas present for them all. I’d not heard the Wolf Alice song before – loved it! And the video. And oh my goodness – Incubus! A blast from the past and took me straight back to my college days. I hope October has got off to a good start for you x

  8. October 4, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    You simply MUST go back for that dress Morgana! I always shy away from long dresses because I’m small but this looks great on you 🙂 You’ve done so well with your CWS creatives, it’s obviously really popular and you are thriving on it. Go you! xx

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