I won’t be that person that says how is it November, but please be aware that I most certainly am thinking it. But I love winter, so for me, this is a good time of the year.
The clocks have gone back now which means the sun starts setting before I’ve even left the office for the day, but it’s also meant that I can get my knitwear out, which is my favourite time of the year. And you know what’s just round the corner…
1. Buy Jamie Oliver’s New Book
If you’ve been anywhere on social media, chances are that you’ve seen Jamie Oliver’s ‘5 Ingredients’ book popping up all over the place. I’m not a huge lover of cooking (more of eating) but anything that requires only 5 ingredients is right up my street. I have a tendency to buy cookbooks and never use them, but this is one I can see taking a firm place in the kitchen for the winter months.
2. A Seamless Come Dine With Me
On Saturday evening, I have my friends coming round for ‘Alphabet Come Dine With Me’. My letter is Q, and as there is only one country starting with that letter, I’ve had to get my thinking cap on. I won’t write what I’m going to make in case any of them read it on here. It’ll also be the first time that most of them have been to the house since we bought it, and I’m excited to play host.
3. Heading To The Christmas Markets
November is officially the start of Christmas in my eyes, and also when the markets around the country start. We’re lucky that Manchester really does Christmas markets well as they are on the doorstep, but I’d quite like to visit another city this year.
4. Getting Tipsy At The Gin Festival
This month is also when Jordan and I will be heading to the gin festival at Victoria Baths in Manchester after I bought us tickets back in August. He isn’t the biggest gin fan but has enjoyed all of the flavoured ones that he’s tried so far. Victoria Baths is such a cool venue for events as well so I’m looking forward to going back.
5. Finally Getting My Blog Redesigned
In October, I finally took the plunge and paid for my blog to be migrated over to WordPress. It’ll be happening at some point in the next couple of weeks, and it also means that I’m going to have a new template soon too – make sure you come back to see what’s changed.
6. Attending Lots Of Fun Blogging Events
I’ve really kindly been invited to a few blogging events this month, which I am really looking forward to. Some are with brands I’ve worked with in the past, but some are completely new ones, which is always exciting.
7. Catching Up At My Friend’s Birthday
This month it’s one my oldest friend’s birthdays, and she’s celebrating it in one of my favourite UK cities, Chester. She lived there for years and I’ve visited so many times so it will be nice to go back and celebrate with her in some familiar places.
8. Learning Lots Of New Tips At Stylist Live
In a couple of weeks, my mum and I will be heading to Stylist Live. If you haven’t heard of the event before, it is run by Stylist Magazine and is a mixture of experts, comedy, food, interviews, fashion, beauty and loads more. It’s at the London Olympia, which I’ve been to before, and it’s a great venue for what I’m sure will be a really cool event.
9. Returning To London
The week after, I will be heading back to London to see my friend Louise who has recently moved into her new house. I’m not sure what we’ll get up to when I’m there, but I’m really excited to see her and her new place, and finally meet her cat, Finchley.
10. Head To A We Blog MCR Event
It’s been ages since I’ve seen my fellow bloggers at a We Blog MCR event, and I only have to wait a couple more weeks until I’m reunited with them. We haven’t been told loads about the event, just that there’s going to be a guest speaker, which I’m sure will be incredibly useful.
And that’s it for November.
What are you planning on getting up to this month?