Sunday, 7 September 2014

August 2014

Summer has nearly gone & autumn is knocking on the door.
August was a funny month...... it started with lights out to remember WW1, lots of knitting, treats from customers & volunteers, starting my Christmas jumper, treating myself to yet another cardigan & spending lots of time with my girls.

It finished with my birthday

My gifts this year 

Beautiful vintage candle holder

I spent a lot of August alone, including most of my birthday. OH has decided to move out as he hates living here, at the moment he's taken a room in the city centre for 6 months to see how it goes. It all feels a bit weird & lonely but I have to get used to it. I'm learning to cook to try & save money as I'm paying all the bills so takeaway & M&S is not on the cards!

September is my favourite month but at the moment it's hard to look on the bright side. My deputy manager has left so I'm alone in the shop, I'm trying to sort out cover for days off but not getting very far. Fingers crossed we find someone soon. I need to knuckle down & focus on now rather than worrying about what will happen in 6 months time.

Hopefully September will be better! 


  1. It was sad that you spent a birthday alone, but you look like you received some lovely gifts to brighten the day a little. September is often our Indian Summer and I hope things look up for you too. Big hugs. X

  2. Hello....just stumbled across your has so many twists and tuns and adjustments to be made dosent it......your selection of gifts looks right up my street......the Home front book looks very interesting.....wishing you brighter days.... XX

  3. Sorry to hear that August has been a difficult month, sending a big hug and fingers crossed for a much better September for you.


  4. Oh Josie, I am sorry to here that August was such a hard month for you, that's really rubbish! Though it might feel hard as hell right now I am totally sure the next few months will make you an even stronger and more independent person than you are now, and then it will be up to you to decide what happens next. Sending big hugs for you and your girls xx