September has come to an end. Someone needs to go and wake up Greenday while we all scramble to get our big thick coats out of the bottom of our wardrobes. Autumn is officially here.
Needless to say, the end of my summer and the beginning of my Autumn didn’t start out as wonderful as I’d have liked. The first few weeks of my new day job were some of the hardest I’ve ever experienced; My financial woes were at an all time high; And my old friend Anaemia made its return with a vengeance, bringing back constant dizzy spells, extreme tiredness, and some of the most disgusting cracked and sore lips you’ve ever seen in your life. (Not to mention that my complexion is now giving Albinos a run for their money.)
Things are looking up though. And, while we’re all entitled to bad days, I decided to start a new series, inspired by the always amazing Molls from Hello Giggles. At the end of every month, I’m going to make a list of the five favourite things that have kept me happy during the last 30 days. I think it’s a fab way to focus on the positives rather than the negatives of the last month, and will help us move into the next one on a much higher note.
So without further ado, here are my top five favourite things in September …
Not only did they release a new album but I got the chance to go and see them live in Cardiff. Having experienced quite a few memorable (and injury-ridden) performances from Pete in the past, this gig was such an amazing surprise. It started on time, the crowd didn’t turn into an angry, violent bunch of lunatics, and the band put on a seriously good show.
I can’t fault the new album either. It might be a lot mellower than the last two but it’s definitely one I’ve been rocking out to on the commute to work.
Am I getting paid to pimp them out? No. But Skype really has become my little sidekick lately.
I’m lucky that one of my best friends lives about an hour away from me. We make sure to meet up as regularly for dinner and wine as we can, especially as I’ve been living away from her for the last year and a half.
I do have three other best friends that aren’t quite so close, though: One lives in North America; One has recently moved to North East Asia; And I left one behind in Mexico.
Four beautiful, amazing women are my best friends in the world and, somehow, I can never get them all in the same place at the same time.
In this wonderful, modern age of ours, Skype is a saviour. Knowing that I can still sit and have a long, overdue catchup with the girls I’m closest to, no matter where they are in the world, is something that I will be forever grateful for.
3. New Girl
While everyone else and their aunt have been gearing up for the last episode of Breaking Bad, I’ve been re-watching Seasons 1 & 2 of New Girl in preparation for the start of Season 3.
There’s nothing more to say about this other than: I ship Jess & Nick. Hard. Go home, haters. Go home.
Hello, my name is Ceri. But you can call me Domestic Goddess.
For the first time in my life, at the age of 26, I decided to give baking cupcakes a go. And you know what? I absolutely rocked it!
This weekend I made a big batch of rainbow cupcakes for my brother, his girlfriend, and my BFF, and you know what? They turned out frickin’ awesome!
Look at that inside! Just look at all the psychedelic colours! Not bad for my first time, eh?
5. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Chats with my friends, New Girl reruns, cupcakes, and ice cream. I’m sensing there’s no need to explain my time of the month is about to hit as I write this.
There’s no real explanation. Vegan chocolate ice cream is the best sweet treat in the world. And I’ve had way too much of it this month.
That’s my list for September. What would be on yours?