Isn’t it weird how the year can feel a bit like it’s dragging on and on and then suddenly you look up and it’s September?
September is always a notable month in the year for me. It just feels different. Like it’s the page of the book that you’re going to turn over and the plot twists like cray cray on the next page. Maybe because it’s our birthday (Knox and I get a whole year older on the 25th) but I don’t think it’s just that.
There’s also the season change and suddenly we go from dark, cloudy and cold days to longer, sunnier ones that are fragranced with the budding of new flowers. Guys it even smells different. And I know it sounds crazy, but I am determined to plant as many jasmine bushes around my home as possible, so that one day it’s going to smell like it did in Italy. I can’t get over that smell. I need it in my life. Whether or not the Cape Town rain situation will play ball or not is a totally another story. But we’ll get there.
Anyway, what I’m saying is that I feel like we’re on the brink of new things this month and my mind is all over the place trying to figure things out.
Like, let’s talk birthdays. Every year I think, “No it’s cool, I don’t mind having a Transformers themed party to celebrate my 31st birthday with my son. No worries. I don’t need to have my own party. Then every year I have this huge desire to have a big party with all my friends – with fairy lights and everyone dressed in theme. But then I don’t actually want to organise it at all, so there’s that.
Another thing I want to chat about quickly is that you may have noticed that the blog has been a bit quiet recently. It’s really not how I want it to be. Really. But I’m not even sure what to write about any more. What do you want to read about? I have a few brands that I’m working with but I flipping hate it when you go onto the home screen and every post is sponsored. That’s not what this is about but I’ve hit a dry patch and I’m not sure what you want me to fill it with?
I’ve noticed that although a few of you really enjoy the travel posts, they are doing the worst of all the posts. And I get it, if you’re not planning on going there, have been there or really want to see the pictures, it’s just not worth reading. The good news is that there’s only one more post to go and then Italy is done and dusted.
So talk to me. Tell me what you enjoy reading and I promise to give you more of that.