September 2019 - A New Season Has Arrived

I feel like I start almost every post saying something about how fast the year/months are passing by but wow are we really in September now? August seems like a dim and distant memory and although we had some good weather it wasn't that great either was it? I love the Summer months, it really is my favourite time of year - there is nothing better than the long light evenings, lightweight clothes and plenty of time spent outdoors. For me September is the month that brings the most change and although I like it for its beautiful colours and cooler air I also get sad because it means Summer has gone and we are heading towards the cold and darkness of Winter which I truly dislike.

It really does feel like Autumn has arrived and that somewhere, someone, flicked a switch turned Summer off! The nights are starting to drawn in, the leaves are beginning to fall and there is a slight crispness to the morning and evening air. Most of my Summer wardrobe has been packed up and is now safely back in the case under the bed. There are a few items that have escaped the annual seasonal cull for now as they will be needed for our trip to Florida later this month. In a bid to stay positive about the seasonal change I have started to plan cosy nights in with meals cooked in the slo-cooker, blankets on the sofa and a film or box set on the TV. We have Netflix now so I am sure that we will be able to find plenty to keep us entertained. Also I am ever-so slightly beginning to think about Christmas - its the one and only thing I like about the Winter months. I have even set a date in my calender to put up the tree and decorations #sorrynotsorry!

Speaking of Florida its now just 24 days until we fly back to Orlando for another 2 weeks of magic and memory making and the excitement has really kicked in. The itinerary is being checked (and amended) on a daily basis as we are now able to book our fast passes and so far we have managed to get a few that are on our list. We also have a lot of 'new to us' things to do this year which is quite exciting. We are going to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween party in the Magic Kingdom, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal, Food & Wine at Epcot and a Giraffe Safari at Busch Gardens amongst other things.

Last weekend I dragged out the suitcases and started trying to organize some of our stuff. I have a notebook full of lists and am gradually starting to cross things off but we do still have a lot to do before we can load up the car and head to Gatwick. Thankfully Tom isn't working the next two weekends so we will have a chance to get some holiday stuff done as well as a few other bits that need doing around the flat. The idea is to do a little bit each weekend which should mean that there is no last minute panic or rush for something that's been forgotten - famous last words!!

In other news not much else has been happening really, we had a fairly quiet end to August. Tom has been busy doing overtime which means I have managed to spend some time in my craft room and I have actually made some kind of dent in scrapbooking our Florida 2018 photos. I still have a lot to do but I feel a little more organized and in control in regards to getting it finished, I am hoping I can do this by the end of the year so I can begin a new album for this years trip. 

So that's about all for now, thanks for stopping by. If you like my blog please leave me a comment below to let me know you have been here, it really means a lot to know that people do like to read my posts.




Carolou said...

I'm the same prefer summer and Sept through Dec are tough months for many reasons. Netflix binging what are you watching? Great as always Jane x

My Little World said...

Thanks Caroline, not really watching anything other than Stranger Things right now but once we are back from Florida we will be looking for some stuff to see us through the cold Winter months. xx

Hayley said...

Your trip is so close Jane, I'm so excited for you! The giraffe safari sounds amazing! What are you most looking forward to?

You're doing a lot better with scrapbooking than I am - I've been compiling our family's memories since 2016 and so far I've managed to fill 3 pages haha. It's such a lovely but time consuming hobby! x

My Little World said...

Thanks Hayley! I am excited for it all but mostly just for actually being away and making a whole load of new memories with Tom and our friends who will also be there the same time as us. We are both quite excited for Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween party too.

Thank you - I do love scrapbooking but your right its very time consuming.

Thanks for your comment xx