I’ve noticed since I’ve gotten older that the colder months affect me more than they used to. I love autumn and winter, rainy days, cold walks in the woods, long scarves… I spend my summers wishing for days like these, but when the time comes, the cold weather also affects my moods in ways I’m not used to. … More How I’m coping with SAD (Seasonal affective disorder)
Happy Halloween! Don’t you love this time of year? It’s been raining almost non-stop every day since October started. The streets are full of colourful fallen leaves, there are pumpkins everywhere, and I finally got to wear my winter coat. … More Halloween cross-stitch and pumpkin carving
I started October with one of the best autumnal activities, visiting a pumpkin patch. We drove to a farm thirty minutes away from the city, and it was like stepping into another world. While in the town where I live, people seem unaware that it’s autumn and all the shops are instead displaying Christmas stuff, the farm was full of pumpkins in all sizes and colours, and it was decorated for Halloween. … More Visiting a pumpkin patch
It’s officially autumn! After an endless summer full of heat waves and ice tea, autumn graces us with her presence. The air is getting colder, the brown leaves are falling, and my closet has returned to its preferred form, full of cardigans, sweaters and witchy boots.
I’ve spent this past year reading books about Denmark: The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking, The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell and The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth, so it came as no surprise when I told my partner I wanted to spend my birthday week in Copenhagen. I’ve wanted to visit Denmark for a while now, and turning 28 seemed like the perfect occasion.
I’m so glad august is mostly over. It’s been a very long (and hot) summer. I’m so ready for rainy days and cosy sweaters. That’s what I’ve mostly been doing this month, dreaming of colder weather and planning my autumn.
… More Digital Journal: August favourites and monthly recap
I grew up in the early 2000s when humour in movies was terrible, and women were sexualised from an early age. I was a kid the first time my dad took my sister and me to a video rental shop in town. It was the beginning of the DVD, and I became obsessed with the idea of being able to choose what to watch. … More Movies that shaped my childhood
This month has been a weird one for me. We had an insane heatwave, I complained about it in a previous post, and we also had family over visiting from Spain, which increased my social anxiety and made me stress a lot about little things. Those two combined meant I didn’t read much this month. I couldn’t focus on words. I would read one page and then forget what I had just read.
This month I’ve started a digital journal, I’ve never done one before and I don’t know if I’ll stick with it, but I had fun creating my July favourites. I thought it’d be cool to keep a record of the things I liked the most each month.
Do you know what the world desperately needs in 2022? Multiple heatwaves happening at the same time, just to shake things up a bit. England is experiencing never-seen-before heat. We’ve just reached 39°C in my city, and it’s driving my little autumn heart insane.