I’m not an enormous fan of Autumn. I know everyone else loves it, and I can appreciate how pretty the autumn leaves are as they turn red and gold, but to me, that doesn’t make up the sludge leaf mould on the pavements, the cold, the rain, the wind and the incessant dark. I don’t like getting up when it’s dark and getting home when it’s dark. Wearing jumpers is only pleasant when you’re sitting still and the weather destroys my skin. Bah humbug. At least in Winter, there’s a chance of snow. In spite of being a misery guts, I’ve been doing my best to find some fun in October. Here’s what I’ve been up to.
Financial status: Doing a little better now. Catching up with things a bit at a time. I’m trying to make a dent in my old student overdraft and I’m cautiously optimistic about this new project.
Mostly wearing: A really good rainproof mac from M&S.
Mostly eating: Stews, bakes and one-pot dishes. Ok, so this is one good thing about autumn.
Mostly drinking: Not quite so much. I’m not doing sober October but I’ve been so busy this month that I’ve not been out for drinks much. I guess then, the answer is, “tea.”
Mostly buying: Christmas presents and birthday presents! It’s P’s birthday in October, as well as the birthdays of a couple of friends and I’m determined to be more organised this Christmas than I was last year. Oh, and a few law books to try to get to grips with my new career before my professional exams roll around next year.
Steps taken: ~330,000. Ugh. Need to walk more next month.
- Office move
- Munich with Work
- P left his job! (He starts the new one in a week)
Reading done: Jane Ayre by Charlotte Bronte, The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis, The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild, Nutshells English Legal System by Penny Darbyshire, The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, Introducing Quantum Theory by J. P. McEvoy and I’m part-way through House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski (at last!) and Savant by Nik Abnett.
Films watched: The Handmaid (on Netflix), Kingsman 2, Blade Runner 2049
Places eaten: Canada Wood Kitchen (Falkirk), La Favorita (Edinburgh), ‘Babs (Glasgow), The Orchard Bar and Kitchen (Edinburgh), All Bar One (Edinburgh airport), Augustiner Keller (Munich), EPO canteen (Munich), Mozza (Glasgow), Habaneros (Falkirk)