Now we are coming to the end of September I wanted to take a chance to reflect on the month. We, like many other parents all over the country, went back to school at the start of the month. Evangeline is now in Year One and has found it enjoyable but a big transition from reception. She’s struggled sometimes knowing that school is no longer a place to play, but also a place to work however I am so proud that she’s taken it in her stride.
At the start of the month we celebrated her sixth birthday and she had so many wonderful, thoughtful gifts from friends and family. It was lovely to see her so happy and a trip to Chessington with the family was fantastic.
The blog has done well throughout September, I’m proud of the sponsored content I’ve picked up on although it’s taken me a while to get into the swing of it as it’s all quite new to me! However I’ve been working with some fantastic brands lately and have really enjoyed the campaigns. I’ve done quite a bit of work promoting and getting back into linkys and trying to schedule tweets which has lead to my acheiving over 2,500 page views. That is a huge first for me so I’m really happy with that. In the last six months I’ve acomplished a better reach, engagement and views than I did in the first three years of blogging so I’m really proud of myself for that. My social media has been growing steadily too although I’d still like to increase my facebook engagement. It’s so tough to grow!
I’ve had a few nice little bits and pieces! Take a look at my Vlog below with my Lush unboxing video and mini beauty and stationary haul.
I started writing a novel. I’ve been using a really helpful guide book to help me zone in to a few new ideas and I have a few paragraphs sorted, character names and timelines. I’m really happy I’ve put some work into this recently, I’ve been feeling quite inspired.
Getting back into the school runs have been tough but I’m glad I’m walking again regularly and it’s helped me lose a bit of weight. Just need to get moving a bit more, swimming again and hopefully the weight will continue to leave my bones.
I’ve been loving Great British Bake Off and X Factor in September (guilty pleasure). Tv this time of year does seem to get better, probably because more people are home in the evenings. We’ve got through a lot of Box Sets and I am waiting for season four of Arrow to turn up on Amazon prime for free so I can see what happens next! I’ve also been playing Final Fantasy again! In the last few months I’ve completed seven on the PS4, including beating Ruby and Emerald weapon for the very first time! I’ve had the remastered versions of 10 and 10-2 so have been having a play at that and have introduced Evangeline to my favourite game series too. With the release of 15 being delayed I have even decided to give 13 a go again. I tried playing this when it first came out but it just didn’t work for me and I got bored. I’m enjoying it a lot more this time around and can give it a bit more attention and it’s not as hard as I remember…perhaps that’s thanks to easier access to guides and walkthroughs though.
We are looking forward to half term next month, Evangeline is going to be with her dad for half of the week so Adam and I are thinking of getting in some very early Christmas shopping. We may extend this to a night away but we’re not too sure yet as we’re thinking of going away for my Birthday. Other than that it’s been a month for getting back into routines for us!
Have you enjoyed September? What are your highlights?