I doubt that I’m not the only one who can’t believe that September is already upon us, but I for one can’t wait for Autumn. It feels like Summer barely even happened – especially with how fast the year is going – but Autumn has always been my favourite season. It’s not too cold, but it’s cold enough for nights in snuggling under the covers with hot chocolate and films, and walks under the cold Autumn sun are just perfect. But September this year also brings with it preparations for my first year at uni, which is a little terrifying, but also pretty exciting. But now it’s time to look back over August, which was definitely an exciting month!
The month started off with a trip to Birmingham to see Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton in concert. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was expecting of this concert, but it definitely didn’t disappoint. Tyler Hilton especially was incredible, doing a mixture of acoustic alternative stuff, and some really groovy jazz and blues. Kate Voegele was also amazing – although I did enjoy Tyler Hilton more – and the songs they did together were interesting as such different styles managed to work really well together. I sometimes find it astonishing that such talented artists don’t have more fame, but I guess that’s just the way it works these days. Birmingham was also pretty cool as me and Gareth stumbled across this really cool mural in the streets, and of course, we started off the evening with pancakes at Wetherspoons (which is a pretty damn fun tradition).
The month then consisted of just chilling and working, with Gareth being away for a week on a writing course. This week was a little sad because I always miss him, but it was also fun because I got to catch up with some old friends which is always great. When he was back, we had a trip to the Hell-Fire Caves, which you can find more about in my post on them! Another cool part of the month was going to a poetry reading that Gareth was headlining at the SnoBar in MK. It was an interesting night because I’ve never been to anything like it before, and I’ve always loved poetry so it was awesome to be able to see it performed live. It was also the first time I’ve seen Gareth perform which was amazing, and the whole night was a really cool experience.
A big highlight of the month was catching up with my friend Naomi, who I haven’t seen in over a year. We went to Buckingham for lunch (where I had the nicest mango smoothie I think I’ve ever had). It was really nice to just be able to chat and catch up, and I thoroughly recommend catching up with people you haven’t seen in ages, because even though everyone has busy lives, it’s always nice to take a step back and just reconnect with people.
The month ended with a good old party for my friends 21st, as well as me and Gareth booking to go to Cologne for the Christmas Markets. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, and we decided to take the opportunity before the prices go up in September. And with some good planning we’ve managed to get it for a pretty good price, meaning we can make the most of the Christmas Markets without having to worry too much about money!
September is also lined up to be a brilliant month, with seeing Foo Fighters and Royal Blood at the Bowl, going to Paris and getting ready for uni. Share below in the comments what you lovely people have been doing with your August’s, and I hope everyone has a fabulous month!