October was a time of hibernation preparation. Cakes were baked, exhibitions were ticked off the list before the nights drew in and the customary Westonbirt trip was made before all of the Acers shed their fiery leaves.
Gloucester Cathedral hosted an incredible modern sculpture exhibition which teetered on the edge of suitability, given the religious setting, which only added to its vibrancy.
One fine Sunday in Tetbury provided eye candy in the form of some beautiful buildings chock full of old fashioned, good looking stuff! Tetbury is any antigue collectors Mecca with more boutiques per square foot of any town in Britain (I haven't verified the accuracy of that statement but, really, this is a tiny town and there are a good 10 antique shops on the high street!)
The Close Hotel offered a brilliant Sunday roast and the dining room was gorgeous.
Strictly nights in are now in full swing and I believe there is no better way to socialise! My friends and I get comfy on a sofa and that's the last time decorum is shown that evening! Loud verbalisations rent the air and we wax lyrical about Aljaz's perfect rendition of Heathcliff, Anton's obvious predilection for Judy and just how cute a couple Karen and Kevin from Grimsby make! For any Strictly fans out there, you know what I'm talking about. For all the rest; you're missing out, big time!
November so far has been full of staring at computer screens at a new job, making treacle toffee for a very scrumptious bonfire night with a cosy yurt filled with homemade food, fireworks, fire jumping children and marshmallow. A trip to Centre Parcs with the family went down a treat and, for the first time ever, I've actually started thinking about Christmas presents before the month of December!
Happy winterings lovely readers!