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My September in a nutshell

Another new month is upon us, so it’s time for me to roundup the previous one. I’ve been doing posts of this kind every month this year so I shall link the previous ones at the end if you haven’t already checked them out and would like to. Keep reading to find out my highs, lows, and standout moments for September.

As always I would love to hear how your month was, so please leave a comment if you would like to.

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I got a new car. I really liked my old car but it was small, and by small I mean it was about the size of a toy car! It certainly wasn’t pram friendly, and as much as I had managed by folding down the back seat etc it just wasn’t practical. I was starting to worry about battling to load up the car in the winter weather so it had to go. I love my new car even more though, and not just because the boot somewhat resembles Mary Poppins’ bag for space! It’s the first car I have had where it didn’t feel odd driving it for the first time. I’m not a nervous driver but each time I have switched my car I have had a period of time where I wonder if it was a bad choice because I don’t feel comfortable behind the wheel. Luckily that hasn’t been the case with this one, I loved it straightaway, so I’m happy I made the decision to change. As with all my cars, my dad organised everything for me, he really is a godsend because I have zero knowledge with cars, I would be lost without him!



New books. I treated myself to the titles that my mum picked as her favourites for my  discovering my mother’s favourite books post. I picked them up second hand, because I always spend too much money buying new books and I feel like buying second hand is a great idea for many reasons, not just financial. Anyway, I came across a brilliant site called World of Books where I picked them all up for £10…bargain! Yes, they aren’t brand new, and yes one of them has annotations from a previous owner but I don’t mind, they are in good condition and I can’t wait to start reading them!



Right at the beginning of the month we had a family day out where we had a go at archery. I loved it! I was pretty rubbish if I’m honest but I certainly had fun giving it a go! The only downside would be that my other half got the highest score and we had to endure reminders of that for the rest of the day!

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I still haven’t read the final book from my the books I plan on reading this year list. I really want to read Crime and Punishment but I still haven’t picked it up. Maybe it’s just that there are other books that I have wanted to read more, maybe it is still the thought of it being a difficult/heavy read that has put me off, perhaps it’s a bit of both. Whatever the reason, it hasn’t found its way off of my bookshelf yet. Hopefully October will the month for it.



It was round three of jabs for my daughter in September. After the first two sets going swimmingly I had a feeling that these would be the ones that wouldn’t. I was right unfortunately. She was very upset having them done and ran a pretty high temperature for a couple of days after. It wasn’t pleasant to see her under the weather, I was so relieved when she was back to her usual self! I’m also pleased that the jabs are all done now until she’s one.



You probably guessed that it would be something to do with my daughter, and it is. September is the month where she really stepped it up a gear with interacting with us. Her laugh is very much established now, and her baby noises really sound like she is talking, and even though she is far too little for anything to make sense it’s still amazing to have this kind of interaction with her. It’s a reminder of how quickly babies change and grow however, it’s all going by a little too quickly for me!

And there it is, my September in a nutshell. September was a great month for me overall, I didn’t get up to too many exciting things, and it seemed to go by really quickly, but it was still a good month. I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months though, I love autumn and I’m already getting excited for Halloween!

How was your September? Are there any highs, lows, or standout moments that you would like to share? I would love to hear!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x

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8 thoughts on “My September in a nutshell

  1. Nice to hear about your month 🙂
    I’ve read Crime & Punishment but I did struggle with it…
    To be honest, I’d probably be worse at archery than you! Well done for trying 😉
    I seem to remember my youngest was quite unwell after the last round of vaccines too but both of the kids aren’t due any until aged 4 I think.
    I can’t think of any highs for me in September (it wasn’t a great month for me) but I did get a lot of books read!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for sharing about yours as well, I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t a great month and I’m wishing you the best October to make up for it! Why did you struggle with Crime and Punishment? It’s one of those books that I really want to read but for some reason I keep picking up other books instead. The archery was fun even though I failed haha, I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you get the opportunity. It’s nice to have a break from jabs for the little ones isn’t it!

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      1. It’s a few years since I read C & P but I think I just didn’t like the story and maybe the writing didn’t grip me (not easy when it’s translated too). I haven’t had much luck with Russian books so far.
        Thanks so much 😀

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