Autumn whispered to the wind, “I fall; but always rise again” – Angie Weiland-Crosby.
October has nearly come to an end and what a crazy month it has been. So much has happened and yet I feel like it’s gone fast and slow at the same time. I thought I’d end on a positive note with a good, old favourites blog post. I used to love reading about everybody’s favourites of the month, seeing a little insight into another person’s life. I’ve gone for a bit of a mix of music and film, weekend extravaganzas and bloggish things. I hope you find something new from this list of things that have perked up my month of October.
SONG – WHAT WOULD I KNOW BY JEREMY LOOPS
My favourite music artist has a new song out, just in time for his tour. Unfortunately, I won’t be going and I am devastated, but it is for an exceptionally good reason so I’ll forgive myself. Warren and I will make sure that we go and see him next year! His new song makes me want to pack my life in a backpack and go travelling again, just like the rest of his incredible music. It is so joyful and freeing which instantly refreshes my mind and makes me feel like anything is possible.
PLAYLIST – SUMMER HITS UK ON SPOTIFY
I am not ready to leave summer behind. As much as I adore the crisp red leaves and the autumnal fashion, I am not loving the pitch-black nights, especially as it is already dark when I leave work at 5pm. Driving home along dark country lanes will take some getting used to. I counteract this darkness with the Summer Hits UK playlist on repeat; they remind me of the amazing holidays I had earlier in the year, especially Tenerife. There is always something special about summer music that I can never let go of, no matter the year.
FILM – INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE
Something that is a little spooky for the month of Halloween. I had never seen Interview with a Vampire because I thought it would be far too scary for my wimpy ways, but I was in the mood for a scare fest and… It wasn’t even frightening. In fact, it was funny more than anything. Tom Cruise plays a phenomenal role; it is my favourite of him yet! 90s Brad Pitt with long hair is a glorious sight; plus, it was set in New Orleans. What’s not to love?!
DAY OUT – WARWICK CASTLE
Visiting Warwick Castle again was a complete highlight of the month, especially as it created a haunted atmosphere full of ghouls, witches and the undead. The visit was a press invite which I am extremely proud of. You can read more about my experience here.
BLOG POST – WHY COMPARISON IS NOT ALWAYS THE THIEF OF JOY BY INTHEFROW
The written word in the Blogosphere should probably highlight this topic a little bit more, especially because it is a constant whirlwind of loving another person’s life/wardrobe/travel whilst looking at your own in distaste. However, it is amazing to turn it on its head and feel inspired by all of those around us. Victoria captures the notion as eloquently as she does with every blog post she writes.
BOOK – THE AXEMAN’S JAZZ
It is the only book I’ve had the chance to read this month so of course it will be my favourite one. It really suits the autumnal, spooky time of year with murder, ghouls and dark nights being at the crux of the story. Plus, it is set in New Orleans which I will always associate with vampires, witches and werewolves because of The Originals.
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – @DOORWAYSANDDRESSES
I found Victoria aka @doorwaysanddresses via Twitter and when I found out she was doing Blogtober too, I had to connect with her. Not only does she have such an incredible feed, she is so supportive and lovely that you can’t help but love her. Plus, she’s a newlywed with beautiful wedding content which I love to delve into, despite not being engaged or close to it… just a little FYI before anyone gets excited.
WEEKEND – 4TH – 6TH OCTOBER / 25TH – 27TH OCTOBER
Mine and Warren’s date weekend was pretty amazing. We started the weekend in Birmingham with friends, watching various heavy metal bands take the stage at the O2 Academy Institute. The day after, Warren and I went to Oxford for a day of food, shopping and fun. It was such a fab day out and it didn’t end there. When we got home, we put our glad rags on and had a gorgeous date night in the centre of town. We ate incredible food, drank lots of wine and ended with a box of chicken nuggets and chips to eat after midnight. The Sunday was not so fab, but those two days were more than worth the hangover and the inevitable cold that plagued me for a few days.
I can’t leave out the weekend that I had two very special men come visit me! But, if you’ve read about the things that have made me happy this month, you’ll know all about it!
What are your October Favourites?
Love, Faye xo