Sunday, 24 November 2019

November Update

Time for the November update! I know I just did October's but I was behind with that, lol. And now we're getting towards the end of Nov.

You can read previous monthly updates here:


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

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


Sept: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/10/september-update.html

Oct: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2019/11/october-update.html


At the beginning of the month I went to a belly dance fusion workshop with Lianna Greene. We learnt a dance to Sonne by the German metal band Rammstein! I also went to two Meetup events, coffee at Tom Foolery in Shoreham and brunch at Cote Brasserie in Brighton.

It's still been raining a lot but we've had some nice, sunny days (although cold). Here's a picture I took when I went to Tom Foolery:

Coronation Green and River Adur, Shoreham-by-sea.

I also baked chocolate buttermilk bread today. The recipe is from a trEATS Affair (formerly Roxanna's Home Baking): http://atreatsaffair.com/chocolate-buttermilk-bread-recipe/

It came out ok but seemed to take a while to cook in the middle (maybe my oven?) . It's a mix between bread and cake, but more like bread so not very sweet. I did take a picture but it had collapsed in the tin and didn't look that great! lol.

I mentioned in the October post that I was having a hard time last month. I have been feeling a bit better this month. I do struggle at this time of year as well, with the shorter days. Sunset is around 4pm now (4.04 in my area). Autumn is beautiful, but late autumn starts to drag a bit because it's getting colder and most of the trees have lost their leaves. There are still some autumn colours though. I shared a couple of links for coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in last month's post and plan to write more about it in an upcoming winter themed post. :)

Here's one about autumn anxiety: https://www.tessm.blog/2019/10/17/1600/

Bonfire Night was this month but I went to a firework display at the end of October. It always feel weird to me that Christmas is almost here again, not sure why! The time of year from September to December seems to go quickly. The Christmas adverts have been on television for a while now (although I haven't seen the Coke advert yet!), and the shops have all their Christmas stuff and trees in. This upcoming week I'm going to a Christmas event at a garden centre.

Hope you're enjoying late autumn and enjoy the lead-up to Christmas (or another festival if you celebrate one). Or I hope you're having a good spring/almost summer depending where you are! :)
 

Read: The Familiars by Stacey Halls (recommended in the Hunting for Autumn newsletter by Jaye Rockett), Kingdom of Shadows by Baraba Erskine (currently reading).

Links I found useful:

Leeor Alexandra video of self esteem and worthiness affirmations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-onGkD9Sck

Mumbles and Things post about apparent failure: https://www.mumblesandthings.com/blog/apparent-failure

She Sweats Diamonds post on the importance of being single: http://www.shesweatsdiamonds.com/singles-day-2019-importance-of-being-single/

Daisy Butter blogging/writing inspiration post: https://daisybutter.com/2019/11/how-i-top-up-my-blogging-writing-inspiration/


Update 25/11/19: Just came across this post  about things to do before the end of the year, so thought I'd share it: https://www.jayerockett.com/2019/11/things-to-do-before-the-end-of-the-year.html

Also you may like my post from 2017 about getting ready for winter: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2017/12/getting-ready-for-winter.html

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