Tuesday, 27 August 2019

August Update

I normally post on Sundays or Mondays, but had a bit of a difficult weekend due to personal issues, so I'm posting on a Tuesday instead. :)

Time for August's update! You can read the previous monthly updates here:

Jan: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/02/january-update.html

Feb: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-update.html

March: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/04/march-update.html

April (+ Beltane Inspiration): https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-update-beltane-inspiration.html

May: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-update.html

June: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/06/june-update.html

July (+ Lammas Inspiration):  https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-update-lammas-inpiration.html

August began with Lammas on the 1st. (Although some people celebrate on 31st July). You can see my post about it here: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/08/lammas-2019.html

I had a couple of events this month, a get together with my belly dance group at Alcampo Lounge in Brighton and a Meetup event (brunch) at West Beach Bar and Kitchen, also in Brighton. It was really windy that weekend, especially on the seafront! Here are a couple of pics from Brighton:

Brighton seafront.

View of the West Pier and "upside down" house!

You can read about the house in the picture at this
link: https://www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/people/upside-down-house-to-open-its-doors-on-brighton-seafront-1-8920845

After a short heatwave in late July, the weather went cooler, windy and rainy, and it was feeling more like autumn! So it's been a summer of heat and also lots of rain, lol. But now it's gone hotter again, up to 31 degrees C (about 87F) the other day and 28C (82F) in my area today, which is cooler than other places. Yesterday was said to be the hottest Bank Holiday Monday ever. I'm pleased to see the nicer weather, although not used to the heat, lol. However it's now getting darker earlier and I can really feel the shift as we move towards September. Sunset is just before 8pm now, compared to nearly 10 to 9 at the beginning of the month.  Feel like I'm not ready to let go of summer! lol. I haven't been to a couple of places I wanted to this summer due to family car issues (some places aren't as easy to get to on the bus), but maybe I can do them in September.

If you want to make the most of the end of summer, here's a good post I found with some ideas: https://creativehomekeeper.com/things-to-do-before-the-end-of-summer/

And if you're someone who feels sad during summer you might like this article: https://witanddelight.com/2019/08/summer-makes-me-really-sad/

Finally for summer music inspiration check out this post on my entertainment blog:

Also I wrote a post about manifesting (to do with the Law of Attraction) and mental health over on my other blog Falling Petals: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2019/08/manifesting-and-mental-health-part-1.html

Read: The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor (wrong time of year for it, but never mind!), Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan, My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (currently re-reading).

Played: Currently re-playing Tomb Raider on PS3.

Links I've found useful: 

Quite a few this month!

Suggestions for when your witchcraft/spiritual practice feels stale: http://www.lavender-moon.com/2018/03/5-things-craft-feels-stale.html

Bullet journalling for witches (found this site through the Lavender Moon one linked above): https://snoworchidmagick.com/2018/02/12/plan-with-a-witch-2018-bullet-journal-layout-for-witches/

Jessica Dimas Law of Attraction (LOA) post about letting go to receive your desires: https://jessicadimas.com/law-of-attraction-letting-go-to-receive-desires/

Post about manifesting love (LOA): https://itsallyouboo.com/how-to-manifest-love-using-the-law-of-attraction/

If you like that here's a general LOA post by the same woman, Julia Storm: http://www.juliastormauthor.com/2018/10/25/howimanifestedmydreamlifewiththelawofattraction/

Don't Waste the Crumbs post about making smoothies without a blender: https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/make-smoothie-without-blender/

Simply Fiercely post with tips on making life easier: https://www.simplyfiercely.com/make-life-easier/


  1. God bless you!

    1. Thank you for commenting! Will check out your blog post.

      Best wishes. :)