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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

September's Greatest Hits

autumn is coming

September is over, Autumn has arrived, and as usual, big life events are coinciding with the changing or the seasons. Everything I own is currently in either a cardboard box or a black bin-bag right now, and I'm spending a lot more of my time on trains. In fact, I am actually drafting this post on a train RIGHT NOW. Woah...

September's memorable moment

oatcake mixology

Both of these things happened in the last week but they were sufficiently memorable that they have all but erased the rest of the month from my brain! Last week it was my husband Dan's 26th birthday, and we all went out for a lovely Chinese meal before seeing Ballyturk at the National Theatre. It was a very impressive play - the physical theatre was exhilarating and the dark sinister humour was beautifully timed. The day after Dan's birthday, we commenced the five-day-long process of moving alllll of our stuff to his parents' house, where we will be living for the next couple of months. We are both utterly exhausted!

September's Instagram moments

popcorn party pigeon party
commuting view UK Pumpkin Spice

This month, I ate some midnight popcorn (I am all about salty late-night snacks), enjoyed my lunch nestled in amongst a sea of sleeping pigeons, started commuting to work, and bought my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year (remember, I'm from the UK. It's still a novelty here!!)

Songs on repeat in September
I played a gig at The Fiddler's elbow with my band the other day, and the band who were playing before us were this awesome three piece indie rock band called Cat Bear Tree. They manage to blend badass raucousness with perfect harmonies to make these effortlessly cool pieces of music. I really liked their song Spaces In Between. I've also been listening to C'est La Mort by The Civil Wars over and over again this month. It's such a lovely song, but... very sad.

Sorry this is such a tiny little post - negotiating the very small amount of internet at Dan's parents' house is proving to be a challenge. Not to worry though, posting will resume as normal once I've figured it all out! September has been utterly manic, but there's lots of good stuff up ahead, especially food-wise. Plenty of recipes are a'comin' this Autumn. So my question to you is, what is your favourite AUTUMNAL foodstuff? I'd love to know! I love reading all of your comments!

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39 comments:

  1. I love love love love love love love love love love popcorn. A little too much. I used to buy the bags and pop them in the microwave but my sister in law pops it over the stove and it is soooo much better. I'm addicted.

    I don't think I have a favorite autumnal food... hmmm... nope... can't think of anything! Growing up my mom never really did anything "special" during autumn.

    Anyways, I hope you have a great and fun October :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. My parents never really did anything particularly Autumnal either! I do associate Winter with my Dad and Summer with my Mum though, weirdly! :S

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  2. Salty midnight snacks are the best!! My go-to is usually popcorn as well, but I've also been known to dabble in spoonfuls of almond butter and peanut butter. :)

    Favorite Autumnal food? Hmmm... I have a bunch, but I'd probably have to say my gluten-free, vegan, pumpkin oatmeal cookies. They're the perfect combination of sweet and (somewhat) healthy. And once they're fresh out of the oven, it's a free for all.

    Wishing you a happy October~*~*~

    Jenn

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    1. Pumpkin oatmeal cookies sound absolutely delicious - I'm going to have to hunt down a recipe!

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  3. Aahhhh that popcorn looks so good! I haven't felt like it's October at all until reading your post - now the autumn season is really hitting me!

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    1. I have to admit, I did drop my phone in the popcorn shortly after taking that photo!

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  4. Oooh, off to check out your band.in that link! I'm decidedly anti-Autumn so I don't really do anything special, I just find it messy and unpredictable.

    I would love to see some physical theatre live!

    I remember the pain of internet set up when I moved. X

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    1. It's not so much that the internet isn't set up, it's more that the internet in this rural area of Cambridgeshire is very very slow indeed! I think I used to be anti-Autumn too... but then I caught the bug from all the Americans...!

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  5. Lovely photos! I love the first one the best! I look forward to your upcoming recipes! Abi :)
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  6. I clicked through to your band's site to check it out--love the music!! It's so different from what I usually listen to--in a good way, of course. :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it! It's quite different from the stuff that I usually listen to as well!! Haha! :)

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  7. Yeah moving is always stressful! It takes a little while to get settled as well, but I'm sure you will soon - always nice to have a little break from London. I love pumpkin soup in Autumn, going to start making my own when it gets a bit chillier! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I think I might make some pumpkin soup at the weekend!!

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  8. I can't believe September is already over!! And now I'm craving some popcorn ;-)

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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    1. I crave popcorn every time I look at that flipping photo!!

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  9. Good luck with your move chick, I couldn't live with my in laws for months. I love the civil wars too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. Thanks! I think it's just as weird for them as it is for us to be honest!

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  10. I can never deny my love for Chai lattés, they're almost the only thing I order when I'm in Starbucks and I love having it in autumn because I feel so cosy! I also listened to your band's album and you guys are so awesome, your songs are so cute aw

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

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    1. Aaah, thanks for listening - and I LOVE LOVE LOVE chai lattes too!

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  11. Moving can be very stressful. I love picking chestnuts, just craving to eat them. Have a great Friday!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman - Instagram - Bloglovin

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    1. Mmm yes, chestnuts! Those make me think of winter because I always have them when I visit my dad!

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  12. Moving is so stressful. I always go for the salty snacks too! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. Salty snacks are the best! I almost wrote "salty snakes" just then. Those probably aren't the best!!

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  13. Mmm, midnight popcorn! I haven't tried the infamous pumpkin spice latte yet but I assume it was wonderful, since it merited an Instagram ;) I like far too many autumnal food-type things I'm afraid. Pumpkin cheesecake, cinnamony apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, homemade chai tea, wild mushroom risotto...x

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

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    1. Sounds like you're a bit of an autumn junkie like me! I love ALL of those things, including mushroom risotto! Oh my gosh, I'm so hungry!

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  14. Ah lucky you got to see Ballyturk, I really wanted to go but it was sold out :( Good luck with the move!

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    1. Yeah, we were definitely lucky! Dan's parents booked tickets months and months ago and even when they booked, it was nearly sold out!

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  15. LOL I am snacking on some popcorn right now! Great post ! :)

    XO CHAMA FASHION
    www.chamafashion.com

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    1. I hope your popcorn was fantastic!

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  16. What a beautiful snapshots! Love the one on top!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    XO, Melissa - My Digital Diaries

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    1. Snapshots! Thanks for stopping by - I'm so glad you like my photographs! :)

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  17. Your pictures are all so lovely! And good luck with sorting everything out at your temporary new place. xx

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you like them, and your kind words mean a lot! :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing so many cute details, I love Autumn and looking really forward to October especially if October is as sunny as at the moment in Bavaria :)

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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    1. So far, October has been a mixture of sunny and stormy here in the UK! I hope you get the sunny weather you wish for! :)

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  19. Such interesting trees in that first pic - they remind me of the whomping willow in Harry Potter lol :)

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  20. I've always thought that those trees are grow up with their roots.

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  21. Love the first picture - so lovely….. :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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