Life lately: November

I know I keep saying in every life lately post that ‘time is just flying by!’ But isn’t it just?! November seems to have disappeared overnight, the sparkers burning out in seconds and the leaves turning to mud on the ground. I’ve enjoyed this month though. Little trips back home, photoshoots up Arthur’s Seat, evenings spent watching Question Time… it’s all been fun. But my goodness am I looking forward to Christmas! Here’s my round up from the penultimate month of the year.

The view to Ben Lomond from the shore
The view to Ben Lomond from the shore

Heading home

This month, we spent two lovely weekends back home in the west. Last weekend especially was great — from a wander by Loch Lomond to a longer stroll overlooking the Clyde, the weather was so kind to us. It’s been ages since I’ve seen those clear skies near Glasgow! We also took a detour via Ardardan Estate on Sunday. I can’t get enough of that place and its Christmas corner.

Delicate flowers at the Floral Hall, Inverness
Delicate flowers at the Floral Hall, Inverness

City tours

As time goes on, I realise how lucky I am to have found my job (I’m doing web content for an outdoor company). About 80% of my time is spent in the office, which — although it sounds dull — actually involves writing and creating. Thinking about next week’s blog posts, uploading images to Instagram, taking product photos — all this is stuff I love to do at home. And when I’m not in head office, I’m visiting stores. This month, I undertook what I called ‘a world tour of Scotland’. Dundee, Inverness and Perth are all ticked off the list. Just Aberdeen to go!

Lazy days with Tristan Gooley's 'The Walker's Guide'
Lazy days with Tristan Gooley’s ‘The Walker’s Guide’

Rediscovering reading

You may have noticed since I’ve started work, my blog has taken a bit of hit… Now that I essentially blog for a living, I’m finding the thought of staring at a screen outside contract hours a bit depressing. There’s only so much unnatural light my eyes can take! So I’m finding creative solace in books instead, especially a bit of inspiring non-fiction. I’ve done a quick pick of my favourites here.

How was November for you?

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