I am going to start posting ‘Monthly Memories’; the highs and sometimes lows of each passing month. Not every month will be terribly interesting, some will be longer and more in-depth, others will be a quick and snappy overview. This month ended with quite a lot of photo’s and memories that I liked, so be prepared 😉
July started with a beautiful sunset visible over the housing estate I live on, I was hopeful that the old saying ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ would ring true and this month would actually feel like a summer month, however, most of it has been October feeling; cold, raining, gloomy – which unfortunately is quite stereotypical for British summertime’s (well British weather in general). It does however, mean that the days when it is warm, clear skies and bright we take full advantage of it.
Every Sunday my sister and I, with her two children in tow and Oscar, go visit my Dad, this weekend activity has been happening for as long as I can remember, and I don’t see it ever ending. Afterwards she returns to our family home, and we hang out, take all the little ones out for a walk (which they truly adore) and generally catch up. The first Sunday of the month saw the below cute moment happen… Perfect fit for a baby girl, whilst Oscar looked on slightly disgruntled, attempting to fit on what space was left of his bed (he loves her terribly, really).
After a check-up visit to the vets early on in July, my Mum and I took Oscar to a local park, the day’s weather hadn’t started out all that optimistic, but by dinnertime it had warmed up to a nice 20°C and the sun was peeking through the clouds. Oscar had a whale of a time running about off lead.
In the above picture you can see Oscar being outsmarted by a squirrel.
It was sad to see, in the above picture, that some of the leaves are already starting the change colour. Whilst I hold no real grief with the winter months, it can be difficult entering back into them when you feel like you haven’t had a summer.
Memorial bench, where someone had left flowers for a beloved.
The 6th of July marked my 1 month blogging anniversary, this is obviously tiny in comparison to a lot of people, a lot of people who I aspire to be like, but I’ve really enjoyed doing it; thinking up blog posts, taking pictures, writing them, waiting for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to roll around so I can see them published. Talking in the comments with any and all of you who have be kind enough to read, like and comment. So to those of you who always like, and leave a lovely message, thank you so much!
On the 12th of July I uploaded my Bedroom Tour post, I try to periodically take pictures of my room anyways, I have a terrible memory and knowing that I’ll be able to look back in decades at a room that was once my definition of home and comfort, but has become a distance memory, is nice.
Below are pictures of another very pretty evening, each picture was a couple minutes apart, and bear in mind that these were taken on my phone, so reality was much nicer.
Spot the Schnauzer 😉
On Saturday the 15th I joined my sister at a food and craft fair at a Church Parish Room, she had purchased a stall for her Darcey Candles and I was there to lend a helping hand. You can see the post where I interview her about being a Representative for a company, and if you’re interested in buying any candles off her there is a discount code for you in that post.
I wasn’t expecting the 5 hours to be terribly entertaining, but there were a good amount of visitors, and helping people pick out their scents and looking at the other stalls made the hours pass reasonably quickly. It did however prove to be the catalyst for desperately wanting to go to a car boot sale, on both the buyer and seller side – we used to go to them all the time as kids and there are so many of my most treasured childhood toys that came from car boot sale purchases.. Polly Pocket Victorian House or the Mermaid Kingdom anyone..?
OMG and Lego Duplo and Playmobil… – (20 minutes after google image searching and I’m in a frenzy of 90’s toy heaven. I must stop now though, lest I lose all control).
Last sky picture, I promise, it’s just hard not to at this time of the year. Don’t worry, other months will not have all these, England doesn’t have frequent pretty evenings the rest of the year.
The 22nd marked Oscar’s 5th birthday, I celebrated it by baking him a peanut butter cake, you can see that post here. And here are some extra pictures from that day.
That evening I went on a night out, possibly one of my favourite. The last night out I had was February and before that April 2016! So they are a rare occasion 🙂
Much like the first Sunday of the month the last ended in a similar manner, only with an ill nephew taking comfort in Oscars bed, and Oscar lying loyally beside him. ❤️
I really enjoyed July, and writing it up. As I’ve been doing this as the month has progressed it means I haven’t forgotten anything by the end (which would most certainly be the case if I hadn’t – I have a truly shocking memory). I definitely want to try and keep this up, even on months where very little happens, just so I can go back and recall, with ease, what went on 🙂
How was your July? What has been your favourite memory looking back on the month? And what are you looking forward to in August?