Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018

November 2018 seems like it was weeks ago but as I write this it was only 6 days ago! November for us is always an up and down and an in between month. In between autumn and winter, in between halloween and Christmas it is an all or nothing month…

November 2018.

Do you know I often have to refer back to my Instagram photos to remind myself what we did in November? My menopause brain is full of confusion and so many dizzy thoughts these days!


Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018


Thing One

The knitwear came out of the wardrobe and I was happy at last to wear some new and old favourite jumpers! One from M&S and one in the Sale from ‘And other stories’ I will put some browsing links at the end if you are interested…



Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018



Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018



Thing Two


Marc made a hedgehog home for our garden as we have at least two in or around our garden. We never use slug pellets either, I think hedgehogs are more important than a few blooms that only last a week. what do you think. He designed it himself and made it from scratch using scrap wood. He did not paint it in case the paint chemicals might harm the hogs…


Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018


Thing Three

This little doggy turned one year old. Now that year simply flew past. He is a solid gold colour, Shih-tzu and is the funniest dog ever! We have another Shih-tzu too and they are both different personalities with a dash of laughter running through both…


lately what we did in november 2018



Thing Four

My 17 year old Skateboarding son broke his wrist. Yep! you guessed it he fell off his skateboard, whilst performing a trick from a 12ft high drop, at an indoor skatepark. He now sports a bright pink cast on his left wrist and cannot skate until after christmas. I think that hurts him more than the actual break. You can imagine how I felt, it never gets easier when your child is hurt does it?


Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018



…he fell off his skateboard, whilst performing a trick from a 12ft high drop, at an indoor skatepark!


Thing Five

My friend Laurie from the blog ‘Vanity and me’ and her wife Dee came to stay for a night in Dorset. We managed to put together a ‘twinning post’ for you to read…


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A Couple of Bonus Things!

As usual there were a few trips to London, to attend press previews and blog events. I do have to decline some lovely invitations because of distance and time, plus unless the brand pays for travel it does get very expensive.

The two I chose to attend this month were the Fantasie Lingerie spring summer 2019 preview and of course my favorite brand to work with JD Williams spring/summer 2019 collection preview


JD Williams hosted a fabulous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed tea after their press show, look at the deserts I was stuffed to bursting after that!



Lately, 5 things we got up to in November 2018



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  1. 10th December 2018 / 13:48

    Haha I’m right there with you Menobrain!
    Sorry to hear about your Son’s wrist Ashley xx

    • Ashley
      11th December 2018 / 10:18

      I’m a walking disaster at the mo? Cant remember a thing!
      and thank you MT hes feeling a lot better but dying to get bck on his skateboard!

  2. 9th December 2018 / 19:08

    Another busy month eh? I love the hedgehog house! we really enjoyed our stay with you and Marc. I think I will come summer next time though! If you will have me that is? xx

    • Ashley
      11th December 2018 / 10:19

      I’ll think about it????

  3. 9th December 2018 / 08:47

    Just fallen on your blog and love what I see. I am pretty new to the blogging world myself and in my retirement have created my own ‘stylishatsixty’. Wishing you luck for the awards – I am now off to place my vote. Jill x

    • Ashley
      9th December 2018 / 12:42

      Hi Jill, good for you! I just popped over to visit and I think you have made a fabulous start. thank you very much for your vote it is much appreciated. Have a super week…
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  4. 9th December 2018 / 07:59

    We have one hedgehog, I think, we can see him on the camera at night! So cute. Good luck on your sons wrist!

    • Ashley
      9th December 2018 / 12:36

      I love hedgehogs, i love how they quietly go about their lives without harming anything. They are so cute too!

  5. 9th December 2018 / 07:53

    I love the idea of the hedgehog house. Has anyone taken up residence in it yet? We get hedgehogs in our garden occasionally too, I think it’s because we have a small pond and the gardens a bit wild. Good luck with the blog awards!

    • 9th December 2018 / 12:12

      Thanks Claire!
      Last year they did, this year not yet! This box has a lift up lid too, so we can check without disturbing!

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