November Life Lately
Happy December! It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I've already worn all 3 of my Christmas jumpers, had a Baileys and done pretty much all my shopping so I'm well on my way to getting in the Christmas spirit.
November was super busy! I was out every single weekend so it's not really a surprise that I finished the month battling a monster of a cold! I felt absolutely awful for over a week and to make things worse I had a few days off work which I mostly spent sleeping!
But I did have lots of fun in November. Below is what I got up to and here is my One Second Every Day for the month!
What I did
It’s #knitwearnovember ! A thing that didn’t exist but now does an as excuse to show off my ridiculous knitwear collection! (Thanks @SarahDobbs for the inspo!). Today I am wearing this @SugarhillBTN deer jumper I got from eBay last year for £10! pic.twitter.com/5ovanhD6SC— Charlotte Cantillon (@gnd_fashion) November 1, 2021
November marked our 8 year anniversary (where has the time gone? There's definitely a post somewhere on this blog where I say "I've got a date tomorrow!) so we took Bobby to my parents' for a sleepover and went into town. We had drinks at Arcane before heading to El Gato Negro for tapas, then ending the night at Schofield's Bar which was absolutely amazing! We snagged a seat at the bar and spent the night chatting to the bartender while she made incredible cocktails - definitely our new favourite place.
Some of my days out of the month included a trip to Turf Moor with our friends who are massive Burnley fans. We were very lucky to get a thrilling game with 6 goals against Crystal Palace (although it was such a shame Burnley missed their last minute chance!). It was such a great day out - I definitely want to go again next year! Other great days out in November were a trip to into town with my sister in law and a great night out in Stockport with my best friends.
But the most exciting thing we did in November? We bought a Peloton! Honestly if you'd have told me this last year we'd own a Peloton bike I would have thought you were crazy, but I've absolutely loved using Peloton's digital membership over the last 11 months (I wrote about it here in January) and now it's getting cold and dark in the mornings, I've been enjoying my pre-6am runs a little bit less (plus I'm always scared of falling when it's icy!). We started to talk about it a few weeks ago and went into John Lewis to try it out and we just fell in love! We've only had it for a week and a half (plus I was ill for the first few days we had it!) but we both love it so much already. I'll definitely write a blog post about it soon!
What I read
- The Quickening by Rhiannon Ward
- Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield
- The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by Joel Dicker
- New Animal by Ella Baxter
- There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura
- Welcome to Your Life by Bethany Rutter
- Final Cuts by Ellen Datlow
- Demon by Matt Wesolowski
What I watched
What I listened to
What I read online
- How to be your own influencer
- You do not need to sell this life today
- What it means to ride (Peloton) at any ability
- The subtle look and overwhelming feel of today's misogyny
- There is no earning a holiday meal