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Monthly review – October 2020

What do you mean October is already over? I didn’t even realise it even started! – This is how I would sum up my thoughts and feelings at the moment. I truly feel like this month flew by so fast I can barely remember what I did!

My favourite things about this month:

  • Autumn: I love this season, and in October everything seems even more beautiful. I just love the colours of nature in autumn. Also, this year hasn’t been as chilly as last year, so it was perfect to wear those in-between-seasons pieces of clothing that I love, while layering and feeling cosy with big jumper and fluffy scarves!
  • Eating out: if you’re not new to my blog, you would have probably noticed that I love eating. Well, this month has been a month of trying new restaurants and cooking new recipes (or long forgotten ones), and I couldn’t be happier!
  • My birthday! A few days ago, I celebrated my 26th birthday, and even though I couldn’t really celebrate it as I would have liked to, I still feel incredibly blessed with everything that I have and the amazing people that surround me.

My latest trips and adventures

  • To celebrate the beauty of this season I have been on many walks, which main purpose was to admire and capture the wonderful colours of the trees. These days, I feel like it can definitely count as an adventure! In fact, I made it into a local adventure last year!
  • Thrift shopping with friends: I always thought that thrift shops were a bit dull here in Belgium but I went with my friends and absolutely loved it! Of course, some things were definitely not my taste but I managed to find some really nice jackets that I’m sure I will keep for a long time!

Hobbies and distractions:

  • My new piano: another one of my favourite things about this month (even though it came at the end of it) is my new piano, or, should I say, digital keyboard. I got it as a present for my birthday, as I have always wished, ever since I stopped practicing the piano, to have one at home and pick up this skill. I have a long way to go, but feel very motivated by this challenge!
  • One of the cinemas here decided to play the whole extended version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy… (I don’t know if you can feel my excitement in reading this sentence but it is extremely high). So, of course, I simply had to go, especially since I had never seen the extended versions before. Sadly, I didn’t get the chance to watch the last one, but the first two movies blew my mind, and made me want to read the books again!
  • I have also been watching the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor, and I really liked it, especially the first half of it, as it is a good mixture of spooky and scary, but not too gorey! Have you seen it?

General thoughts:

Even though this month definitely had its share of negative news and cancelled plans, I somehow feel very optimistic and cheerful at the end of it. I think turning 26 actually made me feel much more rejuvenated and energetic, and I have always felt like this would be “my year”, so let’s see what it brings!

Looking forward to:

  • Local adventures? I feel like it is always on my list these days but I rarely get to do some ahahah, maybe next month will be better!
  • Finding more balance and being more grounded

How was October for you? What are you looking forward to?


Posted last year in October:

My favourite things about Summer in the South of Italy
Day & Night at the Alcázar of Seville
Autumn walk at the Park

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Hey, I'm Juliette! I'm starting this blog to keep a record of and share my adventures. I love everything sweet, sunny days, fluffy kittens and people who smile. When I don't work I like to discover new places and try to learn languages. I hope you will find something that you like in here! ☼

19 Comments

  1. Happy belated Birthday, Juliette! I hope you had a good one! I love autumn season and colours, too. Hard to believe that it’s nearly November; how can time fly so fast in isolation? Thanks for sharing and enjoy your piano! Aiva 😊

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  2. Time flies! I can’t believe we’re just 2 months away from 2021. Looking forward to the next October as we didn’t enjoy autumn that much this year. Belated Happy Birthday!

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  3. I share with you the love for this enchanting season of autumn, these lovely nolstagic colours that mark the end of the warm days before another season.

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  4. Happy birthday! I hope it was a good one for you. And lucky that restaurants and cinemas are open there? Stay safe and healthy. My sister watched Bly Manor and enjoyed it. Wishing you the best with the piano, more adventures, and finding balance. Just go with the flow and flow with the go and it will be fine.

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    • Thank you so much! 😊 Now the restaurants and cinemas or closed again, but we had a few weeks where they were opened and I made sure to make the most of it! Stay safe to and enjoy this colourful season 😊

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  5. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! It honestly feels like October FLEW past, but it was a good month at least 🙂 Glad to see you got up to so many positive things, I hope November is fab for you lovely xx

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    • Thaaanks! I can’t believe we are already in november but that’s how it is I guess! I wish you all the best for this new month too 😊

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  6. Hope November will prove to be a fantastic month for you filled with challenges that will leave you feeling whole and happy! I’m glad to hear that you got to do a lot of social activities these past few weeks but you better stay careful, especially in your code-red country! 😉

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    • Ahahah I know, now I’m back to being a hermit in my flat – I have to say I’m not too mad about it 😁 I also wish you many great things for November! 😊

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  7. happy birthday! Personally I feel like as with the other months this year, October went for around 200 days lol… but we’ve been in lockdown in Melbourne just coming out now!

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    • Thank you so much!! It’s so weird how time flies differently for both of us, but happy for you if the lockdown ended! It’s just starting here 😊

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  8. Happy belated birthday! The autumn colours from Europe are so beautiful. We tend to just have shades of green here haha. Thrift shopping is so fun- you never when if you’ll find anything and when you do, it’s something you love. Hope November has been fruitful.

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    • Thank you!! I am always sad when summer ends but all the beautiful colours of autumn definitely make up for that! I have to say that I didn’t think I would like thrift shopping that much… but I did and I can’t wait to go back ahah! Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you had a great November too!

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