My last sunny summary was all the way back in June – a whole five months ago. I’ve been such an awful blogger this second half of the year with only eight posts which is barely more than one a month. Oops! But I’ve got a whole huge plan for December and I really want to get back to my blog properly. I know I’ve said it before but this time I have a plan and I was fooling myself when I thought I could do this without a to do list. That’s so not me. I hope I’ve still got a few readers left!
But anyway, end of excuses (as I’ve said before, I bloody hate making excuses). I’m going to give you a quick whistle stop tour through my November with all my favourite things. It’s been a month of ups and downs but I’ve been so busy that there’s plenty to tell you all about.
1.Bonfire night in Lewes
My last post was all about this amazing day in Lewes, they really don’t do 5th December by halves and every stop that could be pulled certainly was. It went off with a bang, literally. Read all about it here.
2. Pub roast dinners
I feel quite spoilt to have had two this month! One in Brighton after Lewes bonfire night and I can’t recommend Bottom’s Rest (despite the dodgy name) more, we stumbled across it but they had everything you could want. Board games whilst you wait, all the trimmings and even roast leftovers for your dog! Also it’s rare that a veggie roast dinner is as good as the meat alternatives and this one really was. Then I had another at a pub in Birmingham the next weekend whilst visiting my uni friends. Yum.
3. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
My job took me to the premiere for Fantastic Beasts this month (what a lucky bee I am). I am the biggest Harry Potter fan but for some reason I hadn’t got at all excited about this. Big mistake – it was amazing, so much better than I imagined. Before going I was like ‘why are they dragging this out into five movies.’ Now? Can they make it 10?!
4. Cheese and wine nights
I went to the best cheese and wine night this month. There was SO much yummy cheese and I had a cheeky early mulled wine (my favourite variety of wine). The best thing on that table? 100% the camembert melted in a round loaf – I’m making more for Christmas.
5. Going to York (and particularly visiting the real life Diagon Alley)
I went to York to visit my little brother who’s at uni up there a couple of weekends ago. I’m going to write a whole post about it because it was just the best – we stayed in the coolest hotel I’ve ever stayed in, we visited the awesome Christmas markets, and we went to Shambles, which is apparently the inspiration for JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley (I didn’t realise November had a HP theme until now…)
6. Escape Rooms
In York we also did an escape room (totally ruining my next post!) and now I’m obsessed with escape rooms. It was awesome and I want to do a million more.
7. The Coca Cola Lorry
I’ve been lucky enough to see the Coca Cola lorry once before in Brighton with all my siblings. And this year it visited my office too, I wasn’t in the Christmas spirit before, now the holidays are definitely coming in my house!
I went to a Roosevelt gig this month and fell in love. You’ve probably never heard of him (I hadn’t) but if you want some chilled music to listen to, give him a Spotify/Youtube search. Also, the gig was way too cool for me, it was in Shoreditch’s XOYO but there was coloured lights and confetti guns – amazing!