Month in Review / November 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

November has been another iffy month for me; I don't know if it's seasonal affective disorder, the state of the world and our political climate or the fact that my luck has just been pretty low lately, but autumn has just been a huge let down.  After several breakdowns and feeling sorry for myself, I finally snapped, decided to look for a new job and wrote a couple of applications (one of which I now have an interview for).  I haven't really done a whole lot to report, besides that.  I went to visit my mum up in Norwich and we had a great time there - I enjoyed meals from the first dedicated vegan menu that I've ever been able to try at The Belgian Monk, and all the beers in the restaurant were vegan too!  I'm planning on writing about it when I get a chance, and it goes without saying that we're already planning a trip back.

The handful of positive experiences aside, I've spent most of the month just counting down the days until the end of November and start of December because that's when I knew good things would start to come my away again and I'd have something to look forward to, which is a shame since usually I love October and November.  This year though, I'm not sad to see it go and ring in December instead.

Post of the month: My review of Sleek Makeup's Barekissed Illuminator in the shade Monaco.

Films & TV...
  • The OH and I watched a few more episodes of the new The Muppets series (have you cottoned on to the fact that we really like the Muppets yet?).  If you haven't seen it I definitely recommend it, it's basically the Muppets meets the Office so it's hilarious.
  • We've started our countdown to The Force Awakens by watching one Star Wars movie every weekend until the new film comes out!  We've done The Phantom Menace through to The Empire Strikes Back so far.
  • I've been catching up on Nashville, which I would say is a guilty pleasure except that I don't even remotely feel guilty because it's a fucking great show.
  • I've also been trying to get back into The Walking Dead.  I do love shows where no one is safe but there's always the odd death in TWD that just makes me hold my hands up and say 'nope, I'm done'... at least for a while.  
Edible things...
  •  I made a pumpkin pie!  I'll be sharing the recipe some time in the next couple of months or so.  I'd never made a pumpkin pie before and it was incredible, so I was really impressed with myself.
  • I didn't make them this month, but I did finally post my recipe for pumpkin spice cinnamon buns.
  • Towards the end of this month I've been experimenting with vegan gingerbread cookies and I'm excited to share them in December.
Worth a read or watch...
I hope you've had a better November than I have, but at least things seem to be looking up for December - I'm already feeling pretty festive!  And let's be real, it's going to be 90% Star Wars month and 10% Christmas month for me.

Are you getting excited for December and the holidays yet?


  1. I hope you have a better month in December lovely, good luck with your job interview! Looking forward to hearing more about the gingerbread cookies :) xx


    1. Thank you and thank you! I'm looking forward to experimenting and making some more, I've been planning a big baking shopping trip for decorations to put on my next batch of gingerbread men for a while now because that's how I roll.


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