Hello you lovely lot, I am BACK! Sorry for being a little bit of a ghost but, the truth is, I have been so so busy enjoying myself that I haven’t had a chance to check in with a post in a little while.
August and September have seemed to just whizz by and with spending half of October in bed with a chest infection (I know, get the violins out) I don’t think I have really had a chance to make the most out of October. Here is a little recap on what I have been up to.
Our Cheddar Woods Escape
If you haven’t seen my post about my recent holiday, Dane and I went to Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa for a little go-active holiday. We ate as many cakes and cheese as we could stomach then burned it all off with cliffside walks and rock climbing. You can see more about our little getaway here.
Celebrating my Mums Birthday
After treating mum to a hair appointment at Roseman Hairdressing, I took my wonderful mum out for her birthday this year to Rico Sabor in Gravesend. The food is quite nice for the area and not too pricey. I went for Prawn Fajitas as they were the only thing Fodmap friendly for me and the portion size was huge. There are not many options in Gravesend for good food but Rico is definitely one of the better places in the area, second to Caesars.
Going to a few gigs
Dane hasn’t been to many gigs so I decided to book us both in for a few little concerts. I took Dane to see Rita Ora and Craig David on 1 September in Maidstone where we drank about a litre of Pimms each and we went to see Pale Waves at the Rough trade, Brick lane a few days after we got back from our Cheddar holiday.
Eating my weight in chocolate at Cadbury World
Danes Sister and her girlfriend were eager for a road trip to Birmingham so we all set off for a day exploring Cadbury World. There was no chocolate river but we gorged ourselves on free chocolate the whole way round! My favorite part of the journey learning about the history of Cadburys and the ethos of the Cadbury family. It is mainly for kids but is an excellent thing to do if you are in the area.
Saying Ciao to my best friend
It was a very bittersweet moment when my best friend told me he was moving to Scotland. I was so excited for him to do something so exciting but at the same time, knowing he won’t only going to be up the road when I had a bad day really got me down. I wished him and his lady a very fond farewell and hope to visit them by New Years when we go up to Scotland for Hogmanay.
Paintballing with my pals
A few of us got together for a paintball fight in Canterbury, Aside from some slight foul play, I actually really enjoyed it. Normally I am a wimp with these things but I realised, aside from being shot in the head about three times, layering up properly really helps!
Woodland walks in Blean
I have realised after being in bed for the better half of October that, If I am stuck indoors all day on a Sunny day I just get fed up and turn a bit ratty. After seeing a lot of my pals getting out Pumpkin picking, I was getting the woodland blues so Dane and I went on a stroll through Blean Woods. It was actually really beautiful and after walking the 2.8 Mile walk, we didn’t want to go home and went round again. I really suggest if you are in Canterbury to check this out, its free and definitely a great place for an autumn stroll.
I also spent quite a bit of cash this month on a night out, having dinner out a fair few times and with October in mid-swing, I think it is time to just slow down a little bit and save the pennies up for Christmas. I aim to get a car by early next year too and we have a little trip to Scotland for new years.
What about you guys? What are your plans for winter?