This week has been a lovely introduction to autumn weather, and what we can expect when the temperatures start to drop that little bit more.
October is one of my favourite times of the year for a number of different reasons, but mainly because I’m a home bird at heart and I enjoy spending time wrapped up in blankets on the sofa. This year, in particular, I’m going to try and incorporate more Hygge into my life and enjoy some home comforts.
1. Autumn Sun
This week, I’ve noticed how dark it has been when I’ve been getting up in the morning and how late the sun is rising. Although I prefer getting up in the light, the darker mornings have made some pretty incredible sunrises, which always makes my commute in the morning, that little bit more colourful.
It’s been a while since I’ve listened to a podcast, but this last week I’ve been enjoying Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete again whilst I’m in the car. I really enjoyed Emma’s book when I read it last year, and the podcast does not disappoint. I’m always up for discovering new ones, so if you have any you think I’d like, let me know in the comments.
On Tuesday it was World Mental Health Day, which is a cause very close to my heart. Although I find it difficult talking about my struggles with anxiety, I always feel as though it helps to get some of my thoughts on paper, and I had some really lovely messages about the blog I wrote on the matter. Have a read here.
4. Homemade Pizza
On Wednesday, we decided to have a bit of a different meal and made homemade pizzas. This month has taken its toll financially already so we are trying to use up everything we have in the freezer before we do another food shop – that said, any evening that involves pizza is fine by me.
5. Friday Night Club
Last week was quite a crazy one. Jordan and I had planned to go out for dinner on Friday night, but instead, we cooked up a Mexican feast and stayed in instead. Although I love going out for dinner, especially for date night, sometimes you need to listen to your body and relax.
6. Crash Bandicoot
A bit of a random one to be included in here, but a love nonetheless. On Saturday afternoon, I went over to my friends flat to play the remastered version of Crash Bandicoot, which was a game I was obsessed with when I was a child. I didn’t realise but we were playing it for over 5 hours – what a productive Saturday!
7. Crazy Pedros
It was one of my best friend’s birthdays on Saturday night, and we went to one of my favourite pizza places in Manchester, Crazy Pedros – if you’re ever in Manchester and never been, I would highly recommend it. The pizzas are crazy flavours, but delicious, and its got a New York pizza parlour vibe about it – the cocktails are pretty good too!
When Jordan and I lived with my parents, we used to go for brunch all the time at a cafe in Altrincham called King’s Court Cafe. The food was always amazing, so we decided to get out of the house on Sunday morning and have breakfast there. We sat inside, but the gorgeous autumn sun was shining and everyone seemed to be in such a good mood.
Because the weather was so gorgeous on Sunday, we made the most of it and went for a walk along the River Mersey into Didsbury village to a pub (also called The Didsbury). The walk took us about 45 minutes, but because it was so lovely and warm, it didn’t feel long at all. I love living near such beautiful countryside.
10. Olive And Vine
After a couple of gins in the pub, the hunger started to creep in. There is a Mediterranean restaurant opposite The Didsbury, called Olive and Vine, which neither of us had been to but I’d heard really good things about. We went over and had some tapas to share, which was delicious and the restaurant itself was lovely: One we’ll definitely be going back to.
What have you been loving this week?