The first thing that I need to do is apologise for the complete lack of blog posts recently. I have been doing a Masters at university, which has left very little time for much else beyond my family. For now I will be back to posting regularly for a while - but more on this is a minute. I wanted to write this post to give an update on what has been going on, but also to tell you about my September favourites (if a little belatedly.)
A couple of weeks ago I start a masters degree, having graduated from my BSc in Broadcasting. However, after a couple of weeks on the course I realised that it wasn't for me - I wanted to do a masters, but I wanted to take my learning in another direction. This is fine though, I am happy that I gave it a go - you don't know until you try. So my plans at this point are to properly launch my business, Little Raincloud and sell the things that I make at local craft fairs (I am also considering Etsy.) As Bobby is back in child care I'll have time to work on this properly along with my usual house jobs. As well as this, I am hoping to expand on the article that I had published in the current issue of Juno and will be looking for some freelance writing opportunities.
In terms of the masters, I don't want to say where I am applying at this stage just in case I don't get in. I am going to be concentrating on my application over the next few months and will hopefully have some news for you in the new year. I am sorry to be so cryptic, but I promise it will make sense soon.)
Now we can get to our September favourites! Bobby is loving sitting on little chairs at the moment. We realised that he needed a chair when he kept sitting on the very bottom of step of the stairs and he seemed quite happy there. He now has a little table a chair set at home as well as at his caregivers, and enjoys sitting at the little table with the other children at the childminders when they eat. Here are some other things that we have been enjoying in September.
All Things Autumn
It goes without saying that I love Autumn, it is my favourite time of the year (in fact I will be doing whole post on why I love Autumn next week.) I love everything about it, from the beautiful colours of the leaves, to the seasonal fruit and veg. I even love the nights drawing in, which I know sounds strange to some people. There will be a full explanation on that one in the blog post on Tuesday - I promise it will make sense. I wanted to take a picture for this post of the lone apple that my parents tree produced this year, especially as there is only a good crop every other year. But as these things have a habit of not working out, here is one that I took of some lovely imperfect shop bought apples - we get imperfect fruit and veg all the time and they are just as good as the 'perfect' items that supermarkets usually sell. If you follow me on Instagram you will probably be seeing a lot of pumpkin pictures over the next few weeks.
Doreen Virtue Angel and Fairy Message Cards
As I have been going through a few life changes lately, I have been consulting the various Doreen Virtue decks that I own - my favourites are her Messages From the Fairies Cards and her Angel Therapy Cards. I have worked with the Fairy deck more often and have always found it to be spookily accurate, but have recently been using both decks. It was comforting to get this card, as it is to show that you are being protected as you embark on a new path, especially concerning life purpose and jobs. How fitting. :) I would like to work with more of her decks in the future.
If you have read this far then you know that I am mildly obsessed with Autumn and as I am starting a craft business (of which seasonal items are essential) I couldn't resist adding a few Autumnal items to the mix. Below is an attempt at an Autumn leaf door wreath that I made from felt and a Styrofoam wreath. I am not sure about how it turned out, the colour make me think of a turkey, but I am sure I will warm to it. :)
I bought a new camera and lens a few months ago now and have been using it to take photos for my blog. However, lately I've been really getting into nature photography, especially macro images and am finding that it is turning into a more serious hobby. If I am going anywhere special or that is in nature, my camera is the first thing that is on my packing list. I have considered finding a platform to sell my photos, but haven't found a suitable one yet, so I will keep looking. I am going to be attending a day long photography course soon and I am sure my work will be popping up on my Instagram in the future.
I hope you have enjoyed this little life update and favourites post. What have you been up to and enjoying in September? See you next week for a very Autumnal post and for some birth book recommendations.