It's been 20 days since I last posted and it feels like so long ago. I'm trying to be a little more present whilst spending time with Josh, friends and family and even when I'm just out walking Erik. It's felt so nice to spend less time on my phone and more time in 'real life'.
I haven't taken many photos this month but here are some I did manage to capture. Special moments, like my childhood best friends first time swimming in cold water, food & drink, sunsets, Erik and our cosy living room, the view of the trees, celebrating big birthday's like my Gran's 80th, spontaneous evenings at our local and more.
What I've discovered over the last month is that I'm so happy when I'm cooking and testing out a new recipe. Saturday morning's are my favourite. I love to watch James Martin's Saturday Live Kitchen and wake up early on a Sunday and just sit in silence on the sofa with a cup of tea. I love organising my drawers and folding my towels and tea towels like Marie Kondo, hoovering & cleaning. Wow you can really tell I'm approaching my late 20's now.
I've enjoyed finishing a few jobs off in the house, making it cosy for winter, relaxing in front of the fire, watching some hella good series like Squid Game and finally season 3 of You. We celebrated my brothers and my Mum's birthday in September and my Gran's earlier this month, so we've eaten out a lot! Last weekend Josh and I hosted a Dishoom evening and cooked a Salli Boti curry with gun powder potatoes, onion bhajis, chicken tikka skewers and I made my first tiramisu which was delicious if I do say so myself. 4 of our close friends came round for a lovely evening of food, wine, cocktails and bad dance moves. It was so much fun and just what I needed. It's felt so good to just do some normal things again with the people I love. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the people I love half way across the world, in Thailand <3