What’s been happening in October? 

I hate to be that person, but how the heck is it November already? It feels like it was New Year not so long ago and now we’re getting closer and closer to the festive period.

October has been a really fantastic month. It started off with an unexpected and slightly spontaneous trip to Portugal with Thomas and my family. We went to view a timeshare that my dad was thinking of investing in for all of us and I’m so happy that he decided to go ahead with it. It’s absolutely gorgeous, in one of our collective favourite places and I can’t wait to make memories there.

Aside from that, I went to a talk by one of my favourite authors – Ian Rankin, we hosted two dinner parties in one weekend, went to two ice hockey matches, had Thomas’ parents come to stay with us twice, celebrated a friends birthday, went to the Big Feed twice, went to a winter light event in Glasgow called GlasGLOW and caught up with friends. I’ve also just picked up a brand-new car that I really love.

Work wise I’ve also been incredibly busy this month and have taken on a new client, as well as doing one-off pieces for several others. Safe to say I’ve been pretty busy!

Books I read in October… 

I have been totally slacking with my reading this month. It’s been such a busy month that I haven’t had much spare time and when I have I’ve been spending most of it with Thomas. He’s been home for almost the entire month, after being away with work pretty much constantly since July. So, my reading has suffered, but I’m definitely not mad about it.

First up I read Now You See Her by Heidi Perks. It’s a thriller about a little girl going missing whilst being looked after by her mum’s best friend. There’s a delicious little twist in the novel that makes it very interesting.

Next up was In A House of Lies by Ian Rankin. Rankin is one of my favourite Scottish authors and I love his Rebus novels, of which this was the latest installment. There were parts of this book that I loved, but it wasn’t my favourite of the Rebus novels. Definitely still worth a read though.

Lastly, I read How to Be a Grown-Up by Daisy Buchanan after seeing it recommended by loads of blogger and influencer pals. I found Buchanan to be pretty relatable which I enjoyed, but I didn’t feel like any of the advice was anything ground-breaking. Still, it was a good, easy read.

New posts in October… 

5 Great Autumn-Winter European City Break Destinations

Why I’m Grateful to Have a Regular Weekend Getaway

Why I Love Coming Home After Travel

15 Best Places to Eat in Glasgow

Why I Visited Portugal Twice in One Month

The Perfect Amount of Travel

Lesser-Known Places in Europe I Love

Top Tips for Driving in Portugal

What’s happening in November? 

Tomorrow, I’m off to Archerfield for the weekend with Thomas, my parents, my brother Iain, his fiancee Michelle and two of our family friends. We’re going a fireworks display on Friday and the ladies are hitting the spa on Saturday while the guys golf. There’ll also be walks on the beach, great food, plenty of drinks and just an all around great time with my favourite people.

And that’s it for another month! As always, thank you for taking the time to check in to my blog and read about all my adventures and musings. If you’re not already then please follow along on Twitter and Facebook to stay even more up to date.  

Emma x