Things I Have Liked and Loved This Month – October

Time for my favourite post of the month! I love looking back over the month and reminding myself of all the things that I’ve Liked and Loved this month. October has been a very good month for me, for several reasons, read on below to see why.

Things I Have liked and loved

The Beach – With the unseasonally warm weather at the beginning of the month, we have had a lot of visits to the beach, actually more than we did in the Summer holidays! I especially loved the night when we went to Pentewan beach straight after school for a picnic tea and a play in the stream.

Pentewan Beach

Helping out on a school trip – This was actually to Pentewan as well, and was with Harley’s class. I loved walking in the woods and to the beach with all the children, and Harley was so pleased that I came with them. They were all so well behaved, and I really enjoyed helping with sandcastles and mini raft making.

Freelance writing – I’ve been getting a few requests lately, to write for other people’s websites which I take as a huge compliment. I tend to add links to my work elsewhere on my blog in the Guest Posts and Media Mentions section, so that anyone who wants to can read what I’ve been up to else where. I’m definitely hoping to keep doing freelance writing, as I enjoy trying different things with it.

Seeing Lisa, Trev and Jack – The Lisa I’m referring to is Lisa who writes The Love of A Captain blog. Her fiance and Si grew up on the same road as children and have been friends for years, which means I’ve gotten to meet the lovely Lisa several times now. Their baby boy Jack is a real cutie, and we loved seeing them for a weekend this month.

Having my hair cut – This is a normal occurance for most people, but usually I cut my own hair, as I find it hard to trust hairdressers. The hairdresser this time did a great job with the cut, just a shame that with the dye I ended up with a dyed forehead… definitely still on the hunt for a decent hairdresser, but I loved the cut and the head massage.

Half Term – Okay so officially our half term doesn’t start until Monday, but I’m just loving the fact that I have my boys home for over a week now. The boys actually have the Monday afterwards off as well, so we’ll be having a long weekend holiday away. So I’ll get more time with all three of my ‘boys’.

My reindeer – I absolutely love Christmas, and all the gorgeous stuff that I’m seeing in the shops at the moment. I have a weakness for pretty things, and I couldn’t resist buying myself a glittery reindeer the other day. I know he’s meant for Christmas, but I couldn’t bring myself to put him away, so he has pride of place in our dining room already.


Charity Quiz – We went to a quiz in aid of Children’s Hospice Southwest and had a great evening. Not only did we get to help out an amazing charity, but we also spent the whole evening laughing. It also involved getting strawberry cider spilt over us, getting a bit tipsy, and someone drinking beer out of a teapot – don’t ask ha!

Puppies – We haven’t gotten ourselves dogs, we really wouldn’t have the time to be fair to even one dog, but I got to see some puppies! We went to a friend’s barbecue and they had puppies there that were only two weeks old and so cute, that I couldn’t stop watching them.


What have you liked and loved this month?

Stevie x

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  1. 24 October 2015 / 11:08 pm

    I’m liking the fact that Harley enjoyed you going on his school trip – not reached the “it’s uncool to have mum around” phase then! :) I’m loving your glitter reindeer! Pretty things I can resist at the moment – no point acquiring things for them to be broken! Oh and those puppies are cute! What breed are they?

    This month I’ve loved my Day Out With Thomas!

    • 25 October 2015 / 8:43 am

      Luckily he’s not at that stage yet ;) although I’m not allowed to kiss him in public any more! I have no idea what breed the puppies are, I didn’t ask ha and I’m hopeless with dog breeds ;)

      Stevie x

  2. 25 October 2015 / 8:55 am

    Love the post – what a nice way to look back on the month. I envy you the beach form my land locked position in the midlands!

    • 25 October 2015 / 9:20 am

      Aw thank you, it’s my favourite post to write for definite!

      Stevie x

  3. 25 October 2015 / 10:42 am

    Pretty reindeer you got!! :) I’ve been enjoying my job this month! Everythings been exciting and motivating!

    Rachel x

    • 25 October 2015 / 5:22 pm

      That’s always good! :)

      Stevie x

  4. 25 October 2015 / 11:07 am

    LOVE the reindeer – I want one…or two! Good luck with the freelancing too – going freelance was the best decision I’ve ever made x #TenThings

    • 25 October 2015 / 5:23 pm

      He was from The Range ;) loving their decorations this year!

      Stevie x

  5. Ashleigh
    25 October 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Looks like you’ve had a good October! I love that Reindeer, something i’d keep up all year round #TenThings

    • 25 October 2015 / 5:24 pm

      He has pride of place in the dining room…think he may stay their after xmas too ;)

      Stevie x

  6. 25 October 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Aww look at those puppies!! Great that you got to enjoy so much, and the beach!
    Would love for you to link up with #GratitudeGoals

    • 25 October 2015 / 5:25 pm

      They were seriously cute and so tiny aww!

      Stevie x

  7. Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging Mother
    25 October 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I am soooo like you, I can’t trust hairdressers either, they can not manage my hair at all! Wow that reindeer is beautiful! :) It sounds like you and Lisa had a good weekend :) It’s lovely to see some bloggers are real life friends :)


    Gemma xx

    • 25 October 2015 / 5:27 pm

      All I really want is one who doesn’t dye my forehead ha….it shouldn’t be that hard as I manage not to at home! Lisa is lovely, so it’s handy our partners are friends as well, I’ve met a few other bloggers so far, it’s always fun to put a face to a blog properly. I’m hoping to meet Jess (Mrs Puddleducky) at some point soon as she’s only about 2 hours away from me so we can meet in the middle!

      Stevie xx

  8. 25 October 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Loving the glittery reindeer! I was in a pub having a meal last month and they’d got 2 on the mantlepeice facing each other. Looked like they kept them there all year round :)

    • 26 October 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Aw maybe mine needs a friend ;)

      Stevie x

  9. 26 October 2015 / 9:44 am

    Sounds like a fab month! Getting a chance to go on the beach is fab. We don’t get a lot of opportunity to here. Is it wrong that I laughed a little at the dyed forehead? ;) #tenthings

    • 26 October 2015 / 6:38 pm

      I would more think there was something wrong if you didn’t knowing you Mr K ;) ;P Definitely a good month, and we go away on Thursday so will be ending it well too :)


  10. sarah
    26 October 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Love the reindeer – where from?
    Also love the puppies so cute #TenThings

    • 26 October 2015 / 6:37 pm

      It’s from the Range, they’ve got some lovely stuff in there this year! :)

      Stevie x

  11. 27 October 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Ahh this list is so cheerful, it’s really been a great October with the sunshine, we had a beach day too earlier in the month! Loving that glittery reindeer, I don’t blame you for having it out. I got out the fairy lights today! xx

    • 27 October 2015 / 10:05 pm

      I love doing this list every month :) I’m having to resist the urge to buy the reindeer a few friends ;)

      Stevie x

  12. 28 October 2015 / 1:09 am

    Those puppies! So cute. I love Christmas stuff too, that reindeer is great.

    • 28 October 2015 / 10:57 am

      They were just adorable, pocket sized too…I was almost tempted ;)

      Stevie x

  13. 31 October 2015 / 10:45 am

    Your beach photos are so pretty. I’m going to buy one of those reindeers too I love sparkly things and I saw them in a garden centre my mum lives near to. I love helping out on trips glad it all went well you have some lovely reasons to smile this month :) have a lovely holiday xx

    • 31 October 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I got mine from The Range and I’m a little in love with him ;) It was definitely another good month, and we’re loving the little holiday we’re on now. I’ve snuck online ssh ;)

      Stevie xx

  14. 2 November 2015 / 9:17 am

    Looks like a lovely month. I am loving your reindeer, I saw some lovely reindeer things in Asda yesterday and I feel they may be falling into my trolley! #tenthings xx

    • 2 November 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Asda is dangerous, too many lovely things to sneak in your trolley ;)

      Stevie xx

  15. 2 November 2015 / 4:02 pm

    wow sounds like a pretty full on fun time, ahh them puppies gorjus !!
    so jealous you’r near the beach must be lovely :)
    and everyone needs some fun and wine or several… haha ! x

    • 2 November 2015 / 7:27 pm

      It’s lovely but my car is never completely clear of sand nor is my house in the warmer months! ;)

      Stevie x