My blog has withered away since I cancelled my broadband, as I thought I was moving house and then didn’t!
Fortunately, Hazel has written something for you all instead. I have done some nice new things over the last few months (including #SeptemberDailyPhoto) so hopefully I’ll be inspired to write something again soon! Here is Hazel’s September summary.
A big shout out to 2 amazing ladies, Maria and Caroline and a big thank you to a great September!
I’ve had great fun with lots of new things this year from starting my own blog to reading Italian poetry in a National Poetry Day event and of course plenty of new food and drink.
Meet just 2 of my new friends: Espresso Martini and Old Fashioned. A theme that I am happily going to continue with a new cocktail a month.
Caroline invited us along on her daily challenge of taking a photo at the same time each day for every day in September and I must say I loved being nosey and seeing everyone’s #Septemberdailyphoto journals.
I used my #SeptemberDailyPhoto to go on wellbeing wanders and soothing stress busting strolls in my lunch break and longer rambles at the weekend (even though a lot of weekends turned lazy and cosy instead of active in the fresh air).
From finding many a floral friend and subtly snapping photos of gardens and their gates I have carried on taking my 30 minute wellbeing walks at lunch times and I’m still finding new gems, although I have stopped taking photos of them in case the residents think I am a strange stalker lady! My favourite find might have to be my garage donkey and then learning all about these hardworking four legged friends.
My best find and my new best bench friend has to be the Library Garden at Rock Road, which is soo pretty and has that secret garden feel as you would never know it was there!
I would agree with that quote but I would add notebooks as who doesn’t need stationery! And what stunning stationery you can find in this Venetian favourite of mine!
Even my photo models have loved this challenge with my plant pot buddy from day 2 throwing herself into the spirit of the thing by transforming into a Dalek to grab my attention and steal the show by making the final photo!
I couldn’t let my Plant Pot Buddy do all the blossoming and transforming and with a very proud hat on and with my new purple heeled ‘I feel amazing’ shoes who had to feature both on my photo journal and to give me confidence in my first poetry reading where I read this beautiful poem by Alda Merini.
My daily challenge for October is to read a picturebook a day and then draw or write something for 10 minutes on my bus ride into work. My A-Z of picturebooks blog post will be coming soon!