with my Eeyore mug I've had since I was 14!
I've mentioned several times in the past, that I had been a diligent diarist throughout my teenage years and beyond, and that I've always loved writing to document the highs and lows of this rollercoaster life.
Well, this new series will hopefully be a way to do just that - no structure, no specific topic, just chatting away as if we were catching up over a coffee, hence the title. I love reading these informal "life lately" posts on my favourite blogs, which gave me inspiration - of course, if you prefer reading my more topical posts, you're free to skip over these!
Summer is retreating at a rapid pace (in fact, this August in London has been a bit of a joke, I feel like it's been autumn since July) and the return of my usual routine is just around the corner. A lot of what I do for work is affected by the school calendar year, so even though it has been a couple of years since I've been a student (don't worry, I did leave school aged eighteen - I just had another 7 years of undergrad and masters to battle my way through), I still feel like the autumn time is a fresh start in many aspects. It's bittersweet, but I generally have a soft spot for the Sept-Dec period - I'm a November baby, and I love wrapping up in big scarves, and listening to Christmas music shamefully early.
Tomorrow, I fly to Verona, Italy, for something I usually dread (it's kind of work related, but not work, per se), but this time I'm going with my sister so I'm actually looking forward to it! We have been to Verona before, but it's been a long time and I know that it's a beautiful place with delicious food, so we'll hopefully make the most of this trip. It's so nice to have a sister (who I also consider one of my very best friends) who is in the same line of work, because we understand each other - so much of the ups and downs can be left unexplained and we just get it. I'm actually thinking of writing a blog post about self-employment, perhaps as part of the Behind The Scenes series - I'm not sure whether it would be interesting to read, though. What do you think?
Since re-vamping WTW, I'm feeling so inspired and excited about this little space - I hadn't experienced blogger's block as of yet (touch wood), but I had been having too many nights of prioritising Netflix over nurturing the blog in the last couple of months, and I feel ready to get it back on track. Not that there is anything wrong about making time for Netflix - I, for one, adore it - but there are only 24 hours in a day, and there needs to be some kind of method to the madness.
For now though, I'm bidding adieux to summer, officially - it was a wonderful one. I got to witness one of my very best friends get married (and be a bridesmaid for the first time, which was special and nerve-wracking in equal measure), spent quality time with friends and family, celebrated two years of marriage with the most patient, loving and entertaining husband, and of course, eaten some amazing food. As i've mentioned though, autumn is where my heart belongs and I'm excited for the months to come - in both productivity and pleasure.
The only problem with these Sunday Coffee Dates is that it feels a little one-sided, so please, help me out here - let me know what has been the highlight of your summer, and what you're looking forward to in the coming season. I genuinely want to know!