I've had a lot of focus over on my Youtube channel recently and have finally settled into a routine with two videos going live a week (just about!) and I am loving the little community we have over there now. I have a nice balance of book and family content and I am really enjoying the whole video making process from putting the clips together to sourcing the music and so on. Hopefully the momentum will continue.
This month we've been a fair bit here, there and everywhere. A couple of weekends ago we had a wonderful photo shoot for the kids with a photographer called Jo Rutherford. It was initially going to be family shoot but I changed my mind at the last minute as I wanted some really special captures of the kids and from the brief look I got whilst we were there, it's certainly going to be hard to select the ones we want.
I am also really falling back in love with autumn again now that it's here. I've always considered it to be my favourite season but I think I forget just how much I love it. From the days which start out crisp and cool but then warm up with bright sunshine to those grey days when you wake up to the sounds of rain hammering against the window pane and you just want to curl up and stay in bed...the excuse to bring out the tartan scarves and rich colours of the season...the gorgeous burnt oranges, and golden yellows and leave fluttering from trees...heart and soul this is my season!
However, for some reason this season has also brought about a lack of sleep. Namely caused by my two small people. Between the hours of 2am-4am it seems that waking up is for everyone and they have taken to stumbling into our room and trying to get into bed with us. For James this is fine as he sleeps through absolutely everything but I've been really struggling with the broken sleep and am rocking some pretty fantastic under eye shadows at the minute. Hopefully it's just a hiccup and they'll be back to sleeping any day now. Which would be pretty great actually. Ha.
Although it has given me the excuse for lots of early, cosy nights with me, myself and a good book for company. And who doesn't love that?!
There's a lot of autumn love coming from Meg and Eli too as well actually from conker collecting to the excuse to bring out their snuggly onesies as soon as they get home from school.
So overall we've had a pretty great start to October and although we are nudging ever close to November and I still haven't quite got my act together after the start of the school term in September, surely I'll get there sometimes soon! Ish.