Looking Back ~ October 2016

October was a busy month. So busy that I didn’t actually have time to blog about September, because I was far too busy having lots of fun. For the most part.

It was the month of two weddings, a holiday, the biggest work event of the year, and birthdays. I always knew that it was going to be stressful, when my niece told me that she was getting married in Spain a week before I left for the aforementioned massive work event. Looking back, I’m able to just enjoy the memories of a lovely holiday and a beautiful wedding. But while it was happening, although it was fun, it was hard!

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But to start at the very beginning (a very good place to start), the month more or less began with a different wedding; that of my university friends Montanna and Ryan. Their’s is one of my favourite love stories – they met on the first day of university, became the best of friends, but took a while to get together. She had to go to Canada on a year abroad to realise she was in love with him, and he went out to see her on a moment’s notice, and the rest is history. Their wedding was beautiful, and I had a lovely time, until I had to get back from the middle of Surrey due to a broken down car, and the journey was fairly hellish!

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The main event of the month though, was the wedding of my niece (I know, right?) in Nerja, Spain. It was a very fleeting visit, I was only there from Wednesday night to Sunday night, but I’m very glad to have gone! It’s a really pretty town, and the wedding itself took place in a beautiful old Catholic church. I got to spend lots of time with my sister and her family, and my dad, none of whom I see that often now I live so much further away. It was a lovely four days!

Unfortunately, the timing of the wedding meant that I had to miss three days of work in the lead up to our biggest event of the year. It was unavoidable, but it did mean a lot of work had to be caught up on in the short time I had at my desk between getting back and leaving for the show! But it was a great event, hugely successful, and a good time was had by all!

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Post-show relaxation has only been interrupted by a couple of social events (this is most social I have been in the space of a month ever, I think!) – the wedding party at home to celebrate with people who couldn’t make it to Spain, and a birthday party for my best friends little ones, who turn one and three within a week of each other. For someone who likes being at home, this month has been a challenge, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve done a fair amount of stress-crying. But it was a very happy month, celebrating and having lots of fun! Roll on November! (When I’ll be hibernating for a large part of the month.)

2 Comments on Looking Back ~ October 2016

  1. Kerri
    November 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

    What a busy, but great month!

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    • Jane
      November 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm (1 year ago)

      Yeah, looking back now it’s easier to just remember it as great, and forget the busy!

      Reply

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