Things I Have Liked / Loved This Month – September


Time for my favourite post of the month, where I remember everything good about my month and tell you all about it!


Liked and Loved

Here are the things I have liked and loved this month:


1. Fin starting secondary school, and really enjoying it – My ‘baby’ is growing up (gulp) he looks so handsome in his new school uniform and it’s blazer, and he’s even walking home from school sometimes. Very proud Mum moment.


2. Heligan – I have done a bit of writing for a holiday company recently (I will share the link on here when it’s live), and as part of this we visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan for free recently. Despite living only 15 minutes ish away, we’d never been and now I have no idea why. It’s a beautiful place.




3. Getting Si’s birthday presents right – Men are so hard to buy for, but despite him not wanting anything this year he loved his presents. I’m already regretting the dodgy dance music CD box set for his car though – my poor ears, but I managed to choose one he liked. He gave me his DVD player/sat nav posh stereo for my car, so only fair I gave him something to listen to.


4. Winning two Twitter competitions – I haven’t entered any competitions for ages, but I used to love entering lots and the only two I entered recently I won both. I won a weeks starter kit with SlimFast during a twitter hour chat, and a lovely necklace through a regular Twitter competition.


5. Having a new advertiser – My latest advertiser is 360 degree Beaches, and if you love Cornwall you should definitely click through to their site in my sidebar. Beware there may be some beach jealousy though ;)


6. Innocent Smoothies – I had never tasted one until recently and wow they are so yummy. Fin and I are the only ones keen on them handily, so we don’t have to share. Any smoothie has a high sugar content, so I make sure he only has some with a meal to minimise any tooth damage, but I love that he’s getting more of his 5 a day this way.


7. My new Superdry jumper – I was a little bit naughty the other day and treated myself to a new jumper. I fell in love with it though, and it’s just as well I bought it as it’s gone a lot colder all of a sudden in the evenings and mornings.


Superdry Jumper


8. My health – for over a year I’ve had back and hip issues, that at times have really gotten me down. At my worst I couldn’t stand for more than ten minutes without shooting pains, and I wasn’t able to sleep at night as being in one position for too long exacerbated it. I haven’t been in anywhere near as much pain for the last 6 weeks or so, I’m managing an hour a day speed walking on the treadmill or out and about in the woods, and I am starting to feel stronger and healthier again. I’m also loving being out and about more seeing views like this.




9. Going to Dairyland with the school Mums – a group of us who have children in Harley’s class met up for an afternoon, before the boys went back to school. This was the first time we’d done it, and we had a great afternoon gossiping whilst all the kids played. It happened because one of the Mums started a Facebook group for the parents of his class, to make sure we don’t miss out on any events at school our children forget to bring the letters home for. A brilliant idea and it’s got me chatting to more parents than I used to.


10. Marshmallow dippers – I did my first ‘recipe’ post on here this week for the marshmallow dippers that the boys LOVED for their dessert the other night. Simple but yummy. Since I’m on a health kick at the moment due to 47 reasons I only ate one, but wow it was delicious.

Marshmallow Dippers

How has your September been?


Stevie x


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  1. 24 September 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Such a lovely post, I love your positive posts, they make me stop and think about all the good things that have happened this month too. I also particularly like that jumper, I might have to treat myself to something similar. There’s nothing better than a new wooly jumper for the winter.x

    • 25 September 2015 / 12:03 am

      Thanks hon, I always enjoy writing the positive ones too! The jumper is the most comfy one I own now, I’m hoping I don#t wear it out though as I’m living in it at the moment ;)

      Stevie xx

    • 25 September 2015 / 2:58 pm

      It is soooo cosy, although the sun has come out today now ha!

      Stevie x

  2. Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging Mother
    25 September 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Love the jumper, the Superdry stuff is so good :) Glad you’re feeling better health wise lovely.


    Gemma xxx

    • 25 September 2015 / 6:14 pm

      It’s definitely my new fave and sooo cosy :) and thanks hon

      Stevie xx

  3. sarah
    25 September 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Congrats on the competitions! Yep I hear you on the innocent smoothies – they are on offer in Tesco btw at the mo – I’ve stocked up ! #TenThings

    • 25 September 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Ooh I’ll add some to my weekend order thanks ;)

      Stevie x

  4. 25 September 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Ooh the gardens look amazing – there is so much to discover in Cornwall. Love a snuggly jumper too, although I might have to click on lots of pictures of beaches to cheer me up through the winter. #tenthings

    • 25 September 2015 / 6:22 pm

      I do feel very lucky to live here :) I love cosy evenings in the Winter, and love winter so long as it’s dry!

      Stevie x

  5. 25 September 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Heligan is gorgeous – we’ve been once and would definitely go again. You’re so lucky having it on your doorstep! #TenThings

    • 25 September 2015 / 6:23 pm

      We’ll definitely be going back, they do special stuff for Halloween and Christmas apparently! :)

      Stevie x

  6. 25 September 2015 / 9:09 pm

    That is a beautiful view to have on your walk! Congrats on winning those Twitter competitions! And I’ve yet to try those marshmallow dippers! #TenThings

    • 25 September 2015 / 9:25 pm

      It’s a gorgeous place to walk, and peaceful out of tourist season. I also love the fact that everyone you meet says good morning :)

      Stevie x

  7. 26 September 2015 / 7:52 am

    Ooooh I love the jumper!Heligan looks really fab,surprising what you miss in your own backyard isn’t it!!The marshmallow dippers look really yummy x x

    • 26 September 2015 / 10:18 am

      Thanks hon, I’m still smiling after reading your post this morning ;)

      Stevie xx

  8. 27 September 2015 / 2:31 pm

    What a lovely month. Not sure how you managed only one dip, can safely say I would devour the lot! But I loved that post. I’ve been to Heligan for years and years but it is a beautiful place x

    • 27 September 2015 / 7:09 pm

      It took a whole lot of will power! We love Heligan now :)

      Stevie x

  9. 27 September 2015 / 9:12 pm

    What a lovely list! So glad your health is improved, so important. Every time we visit Cornwall I think of visiting the lost gardens of Heligan, but not made it yet! X

    • 28 September 2015 / 2:16 pm

      You definitely should, my boys loved it! Can definitely wear your legs out though, we walked for hours!

      Stevie x

  10. 27 September 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Heligan looks lovely, what a fun sounding writing gig :) Great job getting yourself healthier :)
    Would love to have you link this up to #GratitudeGoals

    • 28 September 2015 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks lovely and I will try to if I get the chance! I try never to link up anywhere if I don’t have the time to do the comments etc properly, but will definitely try :)

      Stevie x

  11. 2 October 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I love how positive this is! It’s such a lovely way to record everything to be grateful for each month. x

    • 2 October 2015 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you, I love a positive post and this one always makes me smile as I write it :)

      Stevie x

  12. 5 October 2015 / 9:29 am

    OOhh I have jumper envy, it looks so comfy!! Sounds like a lovely month. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better too. #TenThings xx

    • 5 October 2015 / 10:09 am

      I’m actually wearing it now….not that I live in it or anything ;)

      Stevie xx