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5 Things I’ve Loved In September

September 24, 2018

With Autumn rolling in and winter on its way, I thought now would be a good time to start celebrating the positives in a bid to avoid the dreaded SADs. I thought I’d maybe take it a step further and use my blog to document 5 of my favourite things every month. I’m talking TV shows to staying in bed all day (don’t act like you’ve never done it)! The challenge here is to whittle the list down to just 5 things, so here goes.

These are the 5 things I have loved in September.

 

Atypical on Netflix

Atypical is a Netflix drama based around an 18 year old boy who has Autism. A quirky coming of age drama featuring heartwarming highs, dramatic lows and a good amount of humour throughout. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to watch and will have you gripped from the get-go, Atypical is the show for you. There are currently 2 seasons on Netflix.

Shopping at Aldi

Hey so…I’m a mum and sometimes boring and mundane things excite me. This time that excitement would come in the form of shopping in ALDI. I’m usually a Lidl girl, so I was venturing into the unknown and had high expectations – after all, everyone raves about ALDI! I really enjoyed shopping there this month and will continue to do so, they seem to have a lot more variety than Lidl and also they seem to be a tiny bit cheaper. I really enjoyed their Chunky chocolate bars, their sliced fresh bread and, of course, the middle aisle!

Wearing ALL The Warm, Cosy Clothes

So I’m not a fan of dark mornings and short days, but I am a fan of the slightly chillier weather. Nothing brings me more joy than opening the curtains in the morning and seeing that glorious autumn sunshine and feeling the crisp air! September was a mix of warm and cold days, but with Storm Ali hitting the UK towards the end of the month, I’ve finally had the excuse I’ve been waiting for to crack out the cosy hoodies and Ugg boots. Autumn is all about the chunky knits, warm scarves and boots – it’s the only time of year I feel vaguely fashionable!

Eating A LOT of Cadbury Mini Rolls

When I was pregnant with Oscar and suffering the trauma of HG, I occasionally managed to eat a mini roll (I’m talking when dosed up on the maximum amount of medication towards the end of my HG). Those little chocolately rolls bought me so much comfort and I now associate them with that warm, happy tingly feeling. Honestly, they bring me so much happiness. It’s been a tough month; Oscar’s been going through some growth spurts and a sleep regression, exclusively pumping is starting to become more challenging and finances are tight with Christmas on the way…naturally I turned to my trusty mini rolls to bring me a tiny bit of joy and comfort in those stressful times.

Engaging on Twitter

I’m starting to fall back in love with Twitter again! A long time ago, I absolutely loved Twitter and thought it was a fun way to chat to other people. Then I became a blogger and started following other bloggers. I think there was a phase in the blogging community where there was literally no use for Twitter other than self promo. Obviously bloggers need to promote their posts, but Buffer was doing it’s thing and churning out link after link. My dashboard was absolutely full of blog links and no actual coversation. I stopped using it for quite a while, I even stopped promoting my own posts there. But I decided to try it out again recently (my boyfriend finally downloaded it…only 12 years late) and so I started to get back into it. Thankfully my dashboard isn’t clogged anymore and bloggers seem to have started engaging with each other a lot more, which I am loving! In fact, you should totally go and follow me @gloryiscalling as it’s now my main social media platform.

Favourite Pictures From September

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 things I've loved in September - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

41 Comments

  • AMy – All about a Mummy

    September 24, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I’ll have to look up Atypical on Netflix. I’ve also tried Aldi lately but the middle aisle is dangerous!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:31 am

      It’s really good and I got hooked straight away.

  • Rochelle

    September 24, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I’m with you on the autumn clothes! I love a bit of layering up, and wearing chunky boots, and I really love a good, snuggly duffle coat…

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Oh yes, I do love a good pair of boots!

  • Rim

    September 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Oh I binge-watched season 1 of atypical when it went out on Netflix last year and was so happy when I saw the notification about season 2.
    So excited to see what is gonna happen with the girlfriend!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Oooooh!! Have you started S2 yet?

  • Leila

    September 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I really have to go back to Twitter (simply no time). Also discovered Aldi last month and now I’m regular there 🙂

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:42 am

      I think I have been sucked into Aldi now. I love their range of baby bits.

  • Katherine Hackworthy

    September 24, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Lovely to read what makes you happy. It doesn’t have to be all singing and dancing, I think a mini roll deserves that mention, and I’m totally with you on cosy warm clothes.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Mini rolls are the real star of the post, aren’t they? 😉

  • bex allum

    September 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I love the series Atypical, definitely one I would recommend. I love your photos they are lovely.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

      It’s so good, isn’t it? I can’t wait until season 3 is released.

  • Eva Katona

    September 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I just put the summer clothes away and I’m ready for the winter cosyness too – it was so cold this morning!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:44 am

      It is certainly a bit nippy in the mornings.

  • rhian westbury

    September 25, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Oh cadburys chocolate rolls are yummy, and I can totally agree with Autumn clothing, I’m loving all the jumpers and ankle boots x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:45 am

      They’re yummy, aren’t they? 😀

  • Wendy

    September 25, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Yes to autumn clothes, Aldi and mini rolls! I need to check out Atypical on Netflix, sounds really interesting.xx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Haha, it’s well worth a watch. ;D

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    September 25, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I really loved watching the new season of atypical on netflix too. I haven’t had much experience with ASD, so it has helped me to understand a lot x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

      It’s really interesting isn’t it. I really like te way they have broached the topic, very clever.

  • Emily Leary

    September 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love autumn too and the chance to wear layers of clothes in different colours! And there’s nothing quite like binge watching a favourite series or film, cuddled up on the sofa!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      You’re so right there!

  • Sonia

    September 25, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Ooh is there a season two of Atypical? I absolutely loved the first series! Off to go and have a look for that now… I’ll blame you that I don’t get anything done today 😉

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Ahaa, yes there is! Go and watch it!!

  • Jenni

    September 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    September is absolute my favourite month of the year. I’m a knitwear girl through and through, not missing the summer at all 🙂

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Ugggh, knitwear is dreamy!

  • Jen

    September 25, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I keep falling in and out of love with Twitter! It does get a bit boring with all the self promo but then I’m rubbish at just starting up conversations with people!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Exactly, I’m all for promo but it’s all I used to see. I do try and reply to tweets that catch my eye 🙂

  • natalie

    September 25, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Ah what beautiful pictures. I’m not really a Twitter gal, I do try but nobody ever responds to me!!! I do love the Autumn although I am missing the holidays!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Hhaha, oh dear that’s no good! I usually reply to tweets on my feed that catch my eye – don’t be shy!

  • Alex Lamb & beAr

    September 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Oh I am SO glad I can wear my cosy sweatshirts again!! I love this post. Think I’ll have to start doing something similar! Xx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Yassss! It’s all about the comfy jumpers again.

  • Tracey kifford

    September 25, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I fear SAD has hit me this week. No energy, feeling fed up and miserable and in my dad’s words I am “in need of a tonic” (yeah, with gin!) But I do like this time of year – just need to adapt to it slowly!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Hey, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little pick-me-up!

  • LYNDSAY-ROSE

    September 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Oh I love a good browse in Aldi! Managed to get some great things there.
    And I’m with you on the autumn clothing. U start my day wrapped up and by afternoon it’s like summer again

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Haha, yes that is the downside to Autumn. It’s great in the morning but by midday you’re sweating!

  • Anosa

    September 29, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I do love a good binge of movies and dramas all day long whilst munching on some popcorns and fizzy drinks.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Every now and then it’s great to have a relaxing day off from life.

  • Debbie

    October 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I love this time of year for cosy clothes! Layer me up!!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Yessss!

  • B

    October 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    What gorgeous photos. Will be watching Atypical tonight when my son’s asleep, a good binge watch is in order… with Cadbury Mini Rolls of course.

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