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September round-up

The last time I whacked out a last-minute post in less than 20 minutes, it actually did really well and that’s what I’ve found myself doing again now. In the shower I was reflecting on my September and how busy, hectic, draining, emotional and happy it’s been all rolled into one. I never, ever do monthly round ups anymore (just solely because I’m lazy and never really do enough in am month to warrant one) but I wanted to for this month because… I dunno, I feel like it was an important month in a lot of ways. So excuse the quickly and poorly written blog post but here’s a quick round up of everything that’s happened in September.

I had my first smear test: I wrote about it in more depth here but this was a huge milestone for me because it’s something I’ve been terrified of for literally years. This was on the 1st of September so I kicked off the month doing something really positive.

It was my birthday: And although I’m not mad about my birthday, I got some lovely presents and went out for the day to Paradise Wildlife Park with my boyfriend (post coming up about that in October!) I turned 25 which felt like a really big deal for me.

Went to visit my boyfriend’s family in Lincoln for a few days: And we went to Donington Museum whilst we were there which we try to do at least twice a year.

I won an amazing giveaway: I won a signed limited edition table made from the wheel rim of one of my favourite F1 team’s car! Along with a bunch of other goodies. I am still shell shocked!

I went on a mini staycation holiday: Super last minute decision by me (which is unusual because I tend to plan things 4 years in advance) but I joined my boyfriends family on their holiday to the Severn Valley Railway which was a new experience for me but I really enjoyed it. Again, a post coming up about that in November.

It was my mum’s birthday: Although I was away on her actual birthday I gave her all her presents when we got back and made her a nice cake, too.

I got my smear test results back: and they weren’t what I was hoping for. More details about this on 11th October but as someone who’s a bit of a worrier about health and medical things, this shook me up a little bit. But it taught me a few things too, like I can deal with it and that I am going to be okay.

I redecorated my room: I’ve been wanting to do this for months and finally got around to it in the last week of September And I wanted to do it without any help from professional decorators. I’m so thrilled to bits with how it’s turned out and I’m planning on doing a post showing you as soon as I have the finishing touches.

I hit 150k page views on my blog: What a bloody big milestone! And I only realised that yesterday evening at 8:30! Woohoo!

I’ve been super motivated with my blog: Probably more so than ever before and I currently have content scheduled until 3/4 of the way through November! I’ve really knuckled down this month, not only with my blog but with work, blog tours, being active on social media and it’s really paid off. I hoe this motivation continues into October.

There was a quick round up of my September; it was pretty hectic but I think it was a special month. Here’s hoping that October will bring much of the same! I would absolutely love to hear what you’ve been up to this month! Leave me a comment and let’s chat!



  1. It sounds like you had an amazing moth I hope everything is okay re smear test now. I have been there and obviously I have no idea what new you got but it is a bit terrifying to get bad results that aren’t- it’s okay see you in 3 years! Hope you are okay xx

    Jen xxx

  2. sounds like you had a very busy month! hope everything is okay with your results!

    1. I did indeed, thank you x

  3. Oh my goodness what a busy month! Im sorry your smear test results weren’t as expected, I’ll be keeping an eye out for the post! I love all your photos, I feel like I experienced your month with you!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    1. Awh thanks lovely! I have a smear test update on my blog next week – I thought I’d turn my experience into a little series for anyone who’s going through the same thing (: xx

  4. Analesha Little says:

    So glad you went and had a smear test. So important to do but I totally understand how anxious the wait for results can be.

    1. For sure. I’ve had my results – that’s why I have to go back this month for a hospital appointment.

  5. WOW! It looks like you had an amazing September 🙂

    Steph xx

    1. It was pretty good, thank you (: x

  6. What a great way to reflect on the past month! September was also quite a busy month for me, especially around schoolwork and study. I’m on a break at the moment but I know that October is going to be just as hectic! Great post!

    1. Eeek better get some rest before it all starts again then! 🙊 xx

  7. Wow sounds like you’ve had a mega busy month! But it all sounds like so much fun too 🙂 hope you are okay!!


    1. It was fun! Was a great month, thank you (: xx

  8. Wow, you really did have an eventful month of September, both in good ways and in less-good ways. Hope all is ok with your health <3. But wow, winning that F1 giveaway is so exciting! And I'm impressed that you've got so much scheduled on the blog — I've been struggling with that lately!


    1. I really did! Thank you. It’s fine, just need some extra tests which is a pain in the area more than anything haha! xx

  9. Sounds like a fabulous month (apart from the issue with your smear test.) Hope everything is okay, and thatyour October is even more amazing!
    Amy xx

    1. Thank you! That’s what I’m hoping… going to have a chilled out October & hopefully get some good results at my appointment xx

  10. Congratulations on hitting your milestone, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday – September baby’s are the best kind! I hope everything comes back okay with your results, keep your head up high lovey.. 🖤

    1. Are you a September baby too?! 💚 and thanks lovely, my next appointment is on 17th this month, I’m sure it’ll be fine. Trying to be as positive as possible!

  11. Alice says:

    Sounds like an incredibly productive month! I have lots of appointments and my birthday this month, so it’ll be a busy one for me!

    Alice | Dainty Alice

    1. It was indeed! Productive and busy and fun a great combo 🙊 xx

  12. It sounds like you had a super busy month! Congratulations on winning the giveaway it looks like an incredible prize!!

    Soph | http://www.planetwhispers.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you! I’m still shocked I won it! 🙊 xx

  13. That table prize is amazing!!! And signed too, lucky you. ❤
    Sounds like a busy and productive month. I’m so glad you went for your smear and I wish you all the best for your next appointment. A smear test saved my life so I know how incredibly important they are. Thank you for raising awareness.
    I hope Oct will be a fab month for you.
    Amanda xx

    1. Wow really? I’m glad you went for yours too then! They can be so beneficial. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t go. For the sake of a tiny test / treatment NOW as opposed to potentially very invasive stuff down the line had you not got checked? It’s a no brainier xx

  14. I love a monthly round up! Well done on such a positive month. Hope you’re ok after your smear xx

    1. Thank you (: I’m okay ta! xx

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