Another month has passed and we’re now entering September. It’s really crazy that summer is almost over and we’ll soon be wrapped up in jumpers and chunky boots. Being totally honest, I can’t wait. I’m not really a summer bird and I’ve not enjoyed it this year as I haven’t been away. Totally selfish but completely true.
So, what have I been up to and loving this month? The Geek & I have been on a few roadtrips this month. We’ve been to Broadstairs, Lincoln and London and we’ve had a fabulous time. Considering it’s been quite a poor month for us (sob), we’ve made the most of it. September is set to be even more fun; I’ve got my first ever blogging event in London where I finally get to meet Ren. I’m feeling all the excite and nerves but at least I’ll know one friendly face when I go! I’ve also got the #WestMidlandsBloggerMeet a few days later. I’m even more nervous about that one as I will literally know no one!
Before I ramble more about September, here’s what I’ve been loving this month:
- Broadstairs Folk Week
The Geek & I headed on a roadtrip down south for our annual trip to Broadstairs in Kent to see two of our friends who recently moved down. We armed the car with the Macbook and had car-eoke all the way down. I love going down to Broadstairs; it’s a gorgeous seaside town and the atmosphere at their yearly folk festival is wonderful. It’s full of Morris dancers, different types of food and clothes stalls and everyone is drinking beer and listening to music. We stayed for a long weekend where we got drunk, ate like kings and queens, had a crazy water fight and just chilled out. Sounds fabulous right? The only 2 bad things of the weekend was it was our first full weekend away from Rufus which resulted him in ignoring us on Sunday night and The Geek bounced the wrong way off a space hopper and is now awaiting physio!
The Geek & I also went to London this month to take part in the London Tube Treasure Hunt for one of our friends birthday. I found the deal on Travel Zoo and off we headed to the capital for the day. We were competing with 25 other teams and were given a sheet of paper with our task. It was full of anagrams, photo challenges and all sorts! We had to get a photo of each correct destination and had 2 hours to complete it in. It was hilarious yet knackering. We were running as fast as we could through each tube station trying to snap photos and convince strangers to sit together and smile. If you are ever looking for something a different in London, I fully recommend it.
This is probably my favourite thing of the month. Ren & I got together and decided to try our hands at creating a box swap for bloggers. It’s something I’ve always really wanted to do but I found the majority were predominantly beauty. Within a few hours, we came up with the #bloggerboxshare. It’s been hugely popular and I can’t wait to see what people are going to receive in their boxes. Another reason why I have loved it so much is that I’ve been getting to know Ren so well. She’s one of the first real blogging friends I’ve made since starting Blogger & The Geek and I can’t wait for us to work together some more!
I picked up these little delights for The Geeks’ mums birthday at the weekend. She’s got 2 beautiful dogs; a westie and a westie/scottie cross who fill up The Geek household. I came across WellBred Design on Not On The Hightstreet and fell in love with them. I ordered her the Scottie and Westie prints and they are just the cutest. Despite the picture I’ve taken they are really, really high quality and any dog loving person would love one. I’m hoping to get a snap of them once she has put them up! I think they’d look ace in her hallway, I really want them to make one for a Tibestie but they aren’t a popular breed as of yet. Maybe one day they will!
5. Apple Music
Apple Music is possibly the best thing I’ve signed up for in a while. My office is really, really quiet and you can hear EVERYTHING. With people being off over the summer, it’s really lacked some atmosphere. I’ve signed up to the 3 month trial and I’ve found I’m 100% more productive sticking my headphones in and having a good sing song in my head. It’s also getting me back into music. I was a total music head when I was 15/16 and always had my headphones glued in my ears. As I learnt to drive and started working ten minutes away, I just listened to the radio and just sort of stopped listening. I Apple Music has pretty much everything so I can listen to new artists on there and with no adverts, it’s pretty amazing.