October is going to be a great month. I’ve got fun things booked in for every weekend, so it’s going to be a busy one. Which is good, because October is usually a bit depressing – it’s cold, summer seems like a lifetime ago, but Christmas is still so long away. So it’s good to have some things booked in to look forward to.
Craft & Cocktail Club
Myself and four of my best friends (including Steph from Bells, Bows and Bella – check out her blog), regularly meet up for drinks and crafty fun. In the past we’ve made a quilted blanket, painted cocktail glasses, baked macaroons, made candles and lots of other crafty bits. I’m not sure what’s on the table for this Craft Club session, but I can guarantee it’ll involve rather a lot of wine!
My husband Tom and I haven’t actually had a holiday together yet this year. So we’ve booked a week off in October and are going to get away and spend some quality time together. I’m not sure where we’re going to go yet. I’ve told Tom that he can pick where we go…. so no doubt come Saturday morning we’ll still have no plans. But this has happened to us before – that’s how we ended up in Paris in 2012. There’s nothing more fun than lying in bed, picking a location, booking a flight and hotel, then heading off a couple of hours later! I actually think we’ll stick to Europe, maybe a city break somewhere. Although it would be nice to head off for a last bit of sunshine. Who knows?!
Kacey Musgraves in Concert
Ever since Nashville (the TV show), I have really been into country music. I dunno why, I just am. I like how the songs quite often tell a story, I like the Southern twang a lot of the artists have, and I like the blues/folksy/guitar sounds.
One of the artists that I am totally addicted to now is Kacey Musgraves. I heard her on the Simon Mayo R2 show a while back, and thought her songs sounded nice, but it was only the other week that I added her album, Same Trailer Different Park, to my Spotify playlists. And now I just can’t listen to anything else! I pretty much have her album on all day every day! I love her lyrics, she really just tells it how it is. She’s got a wonderful way with words. The way she takes common metaphors and the usual things that happen to people in life, and mixes it with whimsical and insightful lyrics is brilliant.
So when I found out that she’s playing at the O2 Sheppards Bush in London in October I just had to get tickets! It’s on a Sunday night, which is a bit of a pain, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. So I am really, really looking forward to that. And since she’s only had one album out, and hasn’t really cracked the UK yet, tickets were less than £20 each – bargain!
Here’s her album for your enjoyment!
A Posh Dinner at Lime Wood
Lime Wood is a gorgeous hotel/restaurant in Lyndhurst in the New Forest. My sister and I went there in August for a cream tea and loved it. It’s located in the most beautiful setting – out in the middle of the forest, surrounded by healthland and hills. The actual building itself is also beautiful, they’ve done such an amazing job with the decor. We went for a wander through the hotel and restaurant after our cream tea and straight away I knew I wanted to come back for dinner. It gets booked up months in advance so I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now!
Private Jewellery Lesson
A couple of years ago I took night course in silversmithing. I wasn’t sure if I would like it at first, or if I would be any good at it, but I really loved it. I got quite into it and ended up buying loads of expensive kit and making lots of lovely earrings, rings and necklaces. However when we moved into our new house, there wasn’t really anywhere where I could do it. We splashed out on a gorgeous solid oak dining room table, and there was no way I was going to use that as a jewellery desk! So for my birthday Tom bought me a specialised jewellery workbench, then got me a private day jewellery lesson with my old tutor. I am extremely excited about this, and will no doubt do a blog about what I’ve made. Checkout my Silver Jewellery Pinterest Board for some of the things that I’d like to make.
What are you up to in October? Let me know what fun plans you’ve got in the diary.