The October Edit

October, for us, was wonderfully busy, it has gone by so quickly. Our beautiful daughter turned two and to celebrate we embraced all that is great about Octobers and had a Pumpkin Patch Party at home. Only two days after her party we headed across the pond to spend 10 days on a road trip around beautiful New England. I feel like we have enjoyed Autumn to the max this year. In between all the fun and hustle bustle I read a whole book (wow) and got heavily stuck in to a new box set. Here are some little loves from October…

  • Designated Survivor about a month ago my friend Hannah recommended this boxset to us and based solely on the fact that she has insanely good taste in music, I knew we had to give it a go. I enlisted hubby and together we sat down to give this Netflix original a whirl. Well, we watched four episodes on that first night and have flown through the first series in the past four weeks. It has become our box set to binge on any chance we get. This fast paced American political drama steeped in conspiracy, as hard as it is to believe, actually has even more plot twists than real life US politics! If you’re a fan of Homeland, House of Cards or Scandal, you will LOVE this. It is the best show we have watched in a long time, perfect for the shorter days and cosy nights ahead. You can thank me later.

  • Into the Water {Paula Hawkins} yet another recommendation, this time from my sister. I read The Girl On The Train whilst on holiday last summer and could barely put it down so when Lucy said she liked the second instalment from Paula Hawkins even better than the first I knew I needed to put it top of my reading list. I had a funny relationship with this book. It took me a little while to get into it, I couldn’t follow the characters as I am not great with names and for me this just introduced too many characters too quickly for my brain to handle, there are 11 narrators to follow, ouch. Once I got into the flow of it though I did enjoy it, and once again, found that I lay awake far beyond my bed time to keep reading just ‘one more page’. Now, I know this may be controversial, but, I wasn’t overly fussed with the ending of The Girl On The Train and this book was no different. I wish it had taken a different direction and I felt like there were just too many plot holes. I like things to be nicely rounded off and I have learnt that Paula Hawkins does not, so maybe we will just never see eye to eye on good endings. Overall, I enjoyed this book but I wouldn’t put it in my top 10.

  • Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray  Whilst on holiday in the States my hubby took Susanna off to the Mall soft play for an hour and sent me on a little shopping spree. I ended up in Sephora and spotted this “muti-purpose” spray primer, setting spray and refreshing spritz. The scent alone had me absolutely sold, it is the most refreshingly delicious coconut smell and if you know me you will know I am crazy for coconut. I wanted to use this primarily as a setting spray after getting told off by my sister Danielle for never considering this important part of a make-up routine, oops. I am delighted with it. I use a mineral powder foundation which I adore but it can leave your make up looking very matte, this spray adds that fresh and dewy finishing touch. It leaves you with a glowing complexion and did I mention it smells delish?!

  • Pumpkins I cannot end a roundup of my favourite things from October without mentioning pumpkins. I love them! Each year I count the days until I can go and find some gorgeous little munchkin pumpkins to dot around the house but this year I had the perfect excuse to source pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes for Susanna’s party. My first stop is always the fabulous Slemish Market Garden and this year they had the greatest selection, I went a little bit mad, but can you ever have enough pumpkins? I’m not sure. Anyway, New England is of course the home of the pumpkin patch and we made sure to visit a few while we were there, honestly I have never seen bigger pumpkins in my life! The pièce de résistance however, was the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. The moonlit trail encompasses over 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins dotted high and low with music along the way to set the scene. It left us absolutely speechless. Throw in some apple cider donuts and pumpkin spiced beer and it was the best date night we have had in a long time. Oh pumpkins, I will be sad to see you go!

I can hardly believe that I am signing off on October already. Happy Halloween everyone, do share what you have been loving this month and what you are looking forward to as November comes in. 

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