October in a nutshell

The weather report is predicting a drop in the temps in a couple of days, and it's legit to say that it was about time ! Summer lingers & lingers & lingers over here, that's nice, but at some point you really look forward chillier temps, rainy & cozy weather, walking in crunchy leaves, wrapping up in a blanket, or layering clothes & accessorizing with a scarf !

All the photos below were taken last year, around the same time of the year.

Celtis australis / European nettle tree / Micocoulier de Provence, which is very generous with its fruits, that the birds adore !

Celtis australis / European nettle tree / Micocoulier de Provence, which is very generous with its fruits, that the birds adore !

Autumnal color palette

Autumnal color palette

The light is changing

The light is changing

What I think to be an ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior / Frêne commun)

What I think to be an ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior / Frêne commun)

October is a busy month.

Back to school was over a month ago, and school break is now only a couple of days away (every six or seven weeks, in France).

It's also the month I lost my father (on the 21st), this year it has been four years already.

On a lighter note, it's my niece's and my mother in law's birthday month, as well as two other friends, Sadie & Darylynn, hi friends !

It's also a month during which I'm busy making for the shop for the holiday season (shop update coming up tomorrow !). I'm happily making homewares & accessories that can make perfect presents for friends or family or wonderful treats for yourself !

I also start thinking about December & the advent calendar I like to prepare for my boys. (with activities of different kinds, and they're both getting older & older ... I need to renew myself & adapt to their age)

Homemaking speaking, it's also a month of renewal & change. I had to renew a part of my eldest son's wardrobe (13 y-o, wearing man size). It's the moment to switch the summer linens & clothes for warmer ones (though not to warm ones until now). Lots of laundry as a consequence. I've purged my bed linen stash by giving some to my mom & mother in law & by giving away to charity. It felt great. I intend on doing some more purging & downsizing during the school break, if I can manage.

Well, in a nutshell, I'm pretty busy, both hands & mind. But I'm happily busy, I don't glorify the fact of being busy, it's just the way it is, and the rest of the time, I'm happily living a slow life.

Thanks for reading, have a beautiful Tuesday !

ox

Sonia