Looking Back on November

November was a fairly chill month to say the least.

I worked pretty much every weekday of the month. As much as I love being on the floor with the kids. I cherish my time in the office, where I get to take a breather, and also snacks.

It also means I get to enjoy more walks, sometimes on my own in my lunch hour. Other times, with lots of children in tow.


I booked the appointment for my next tattoo, a delicate floral tattoo made up of wildflowers and baby’s breath. In celebration, I also treated myself to a banoffee milkshake from Sweet Bakery and Cakery.

banoffee milkshake

One of my videos this month was a short little vlog I put together about a relaxed Saturday. It’s still one of my favourite videos I’ve ever made!

I did a little baking this month. Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles, and Apple Cinnamon muffins.

My favourite part of summer began blooming everywhere. Pohutukawa!

I finished my Reading Challenge last month, but I still manage to read a few more books. One of these was Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon finally. I also read a few comics. Two by Sarah Andersen. A series I started on is Tokyo Ghoul, which is a manga.

I bought a lot of things this month too. Both makeup and clothes.

Can’t forget food! Takeout snuck up a bit more this month.

Finally, I began preparing for Christmas. I bought lots of Christmas cards, and have now sent them out to many blogging friends around the world! Christmas shopping for my family is also completed. I’m slowly working towards getting my decorations out! Finally, the big Christmas tree in town is up, it’s definitely the Christmas season!!

How was your November? You getting pumped for Christmas??


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  1. That’s a fresh breath of life… to find happiness in small things in life. I should learn to treasure those sweet moments too and not think of what i don’t have. Cheers. Moments like these matter. Thus for sharing. It was a lovely read.

    1. Thank you for reading 🙂 It really is nice to look back and remember all those little moments that made you happy 🙂

      1. True Angela… Will continue to read more interested articles from your end. Thanks again.

  2. Love this. That milkshake and the foodie pics. Yum!? That flower is so pretty x

    1. Thanks so much Dannii 😀

  3. My November was pretty relaxed too! The banoffee shake looks yummy! I might get the tree and decorations out next week on my days off. I always say I can’t be bothered putting it up but I always end up changing my mind 😛

    1. It’s a nice month for just relaxing, I think it’s cause it’s wedged in between two months with celebrations 😀
      We don’t even have any Christmas decorations yet! We never bought any when we were in our small flats, but I want to do some decorating this year in our house 😀

  4. Happy December!! xo

    1. A happy December to you too! ?

  5. Another tattoo?! How exciting! xx.

    1. Haha, yes! I’m so excited for it already. I may be addicted ?

  6. Ooh that food looks so good! <3 I can't wait to see that tattoo!! My November was so-so; lots of emotional highs and lows. I did enjoy all the time I got to spend with my family, though 🙂

    1. Thanks Maggie! I love making time to bake again, and I’m getting excited for my new tattoo! Sounds like your November was a bit of a rollercoaster, but I’m glad you got to spend lots of time with your family 🙂

  7. All your pics have me going googly eyes! ;p Especially that milkshake! That is so exciting about your tattoo! (I am actually in the process of designing one for myself 🙂 And seriously girl I need to visit just so I can see those pretty flowers!!! I hope December is an amazing month for you! I am super excited for Christmas! 🙂 <3

    1. Haha, thanks Kate! That’s cool that you’re designing a tattoo for yourself! I always love looking at ideas online, which I send to my tattoo artist for inspiration. Designing one yourself sounds incredible 😀
      I hope you have an amazing December and Christmas 😀

      1. You are very welcome sweets! Thanks! I know what I want, but am still searching for that final piece I should say:) I do too! Thanks!:) Technically my friend will be drawing it, but she has been really good with my demanding Type A personality lol. Thanks beauty! I am so excited! Christmas is here ekkkkk! 🙂 <3

  8. Wow the flower is so pretty! I’m glad to hear you had a good November, mine was pretty decent too! I’m excited for all the Christmas Fun now!
    love, elena


    1. I’m glad you like the flower! I love seeing them around this time of year. I’m getting excited for Christmas now too! 😀

  9. That banoffee milkshake has me drooooooling! And yes, I am getting so pumped for Christmas, the Christmas music on repeat in my room has been going on for longer than I care to admit xx

    Janelle | http://thenellybean.com

    1. It’s such a good milkshake!! Haha, I’m so excited for Christmas!! I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a few weeks already 😀

  10. oooh new tattoo! How exciting 🙂 And that milkshake though… <3 __ <3 xx

    1. It’s very exciting! The milkshake was so delicious 😀

  11. Great recap! How far along are you on the Tokyo Ghoul series? And what did you think about it?

    1. Thanks Rossy! I’m up to the 4th volume and I’m really enjoying it so far! I’m considering watching the anime too, but I heard that the second season isn’t too good

      1. Yay!! There’s a sequel to the manga, Tokyo Ghoul:re, if you like the original series, consider reading the second as well. It’s really good. 🙂
        And yeah, the second season isn’t that good, and I feel like the first season doesn’t do the manga any justice either, but nevertheless, it’s okay.

  12. Happy December xx

    1. Happy December to you too! 😀

  13. Luscious milkshake, so many wonderful buys and the prospect of a new tattoo…you are one happy birthday bunny aren’t you? 😉 The month to pamper yourself silly! xx

    1. Hehe, yup! As it gets closer to my birthday, my resolve not to impulse buy gets weaker ?

      1. It comes only once in a year. Go crazy love!

  14. OMG another tatt!! ❤

    1. Haha, exactly! I’m so excited for it 😀

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