Looking Back on September

So guess who is slightly falling behind on blogging again? I’m starting to accept that I’m always playing catch-up now, but I still can’t bring myself to fully pull away from blogging. I’ve put so much into this, and even though I’m often distracted by the many things going on everyday, you can bet I’ll always come back to this little blogging space.

So September started with me driving on my own. I mentioned this in my latest coffee post, but this was a long time coming, and I’ve been super proud of myself! I find it quite relaxing just driving around and listening to music (and loudly singing along).


Rory and I had our 12 week ultrasound. It was awesome to be able to have this. We saw baby moving and jumping around in there. It was surprising to see how active baby is, even at 12 weeks. This is a big milestone, as it means that the risk of miscarriage has dropped to less than 1%.  Also, it means that I’m pretty much done with the first trimester!


During that weekend, we officially announced it to social media, and it was so nice to receive so much love from everyone!

The following weekend was pretty packed. We went and saw Chicago live on stage.


We visited Aston Norwood to see the gardens. It was such a beautiful place, and seeing all the cherry blossoms everywhere was a perfect way to spend our Sunday.

This past weekend, we heard the NZSO (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) play music from Harry Potter as part of their 2018 season. I love hearing orchestral music (especially when they’re from films) live, its just so much more magical!

Seriously, hearing this theme live nearly got me crying, and I haven’t watched any of the movies in many years.

Throughout the month, we got caught up in our day to day life of work and home. It was nice to take breaks and go out and see some shows. The weather is also improving, the sun is staying out longer, and things are looking up in general!

How was your September?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. those gardens look gorgeous & how exciting about your 12 week ultrasound!!

    1. They were so beautiful! We’re really looking forward to the next scan at 20 weeks 😀

  2. What a great month! Hope your October is even better (:

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a great October too 😀

  3. A lovely month for you it sounds like! I am trying to wait nicely for a gender reveal but I already have a guess haha! 😀

    1. Thank you, it was! Haha, Rory and I both have theories on what the gender will be, but it’s all just guesses until we find out for sure! Hopefully we’ll know by early next month 😀

  4. Girl even if you xhaven’tbeen blogging regularly your posts always make me smile, and leave me feeling happy. And I LOVED this post! SO many great things for you in September and I can not wait to see what October has in store! So much love to you sweets! <3

    1. Thank you so much Kate!! Your love and support always means so much 😀 <3

  5. Hope October is just as exciting/eventful for you 🙂

    1. I hope so to haha! I hope you have a great October as well 😀

  6. Now you’ve made me want to watch Harry Potter 😀

  7. I think you get a pretty solid pass for lagging on blogging! Baby coming for sure must be a lot on the mind!


    1. Haha, it definitely is taking over the brain 🙂

  8. oh my goodness, congratulations <3 What a wonderful time for you! And the HP Orchestral music is just phenomenal. So glad you could experience that! Brain wash the little one early right? 😉

    1. It was definitely a wonderful month! Haha, I would love to introduce the little one to HP someday too 😀

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