Me & Mine {October 2016}

Oh October. One of my favourite months and it is over already. There’s something so lovely about autumn, with the leaves falling from the trees, everything lovely shades of orange and brown and that chill in the air that means Christmas will soon be here. Yep, I’m looking forward to Christmas already!

This month has been full of school, work and all that usual stuff but we also had our lovely friends down for the weekend which was definitely a highlight of the month. We took the kids to Legoland and had a lovely day, finished off with fireworks and hot chocolate!

The month has actually whizzed by. I have been working my notice period at work and I’ve loved half term as I realised it was the last school holidays that I’d be working through. I know, I’ll still have my blog going forward but I’ll never see this blog as real work – it’s too enjoyable for that.

But, it does mean that soon after this month comes to a close we’ll have a better work/life balance. This will be the last month of Dave having to be up all day before working a night shift, the last month where I haven’t been able to take the children to Saturday morning movies and the last month where I always miss the special school assemblies. So October for us as a family is a bit of a turning point – and I’m definitely looking forward to what November, and the future, brings.

October – you have been the quickest month yet, you’ve been pretty dark and dreary but you have been comforting, familiar and a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for always being a great month!

Me & Mine {October 2016}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Lovely photo, and such an exciting time for you! It does sound like it will work out really well for you all. I’m looking forward to Christmas too, I really want to have a simple, organised christmas this year and reduce the stress!

  2. What an incredible month! The start of a whole new chapter for you and your blog! And I am so with you love the christmas countdown, even though I wouldn’t mind time going a tiny bit slower this month to give me time to do all the present shopping!! Lovely family photo xx

  3. So exciting for all new change and well done you for taking that much deserved leap too. It really is about quality of life and work / family balance that we all strive for. I wish you all the best but know you will do amazing. Lovely Halloween captures this month. #meandmineproject

  4. Exciting times for you lovely lady — and you truly deserve all the good things that come your way. You’re always so supportive of others. Like you, I’m so looking forward to Christmas now — once bonfire night is under our belts the countdown is ON!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 🙂 #meandmineproject

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