Listen || October Sounds

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dunham Massey, Altrincham

O C T O B E R  S O U N D S

One for the Road || Arctic Monkeys
I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of Time || Bon Iver
Wild is the Wind || Cat Power
Dashboard || Modest Mouse
Phantom Limb || The Shins
Lithium || Nirvana
Demons || The National
Planets of the Universe || Stevie Nicks
Does He Love You? ||| Rilo Kiley
Tether || CHVRCHES

{See my previous playlists here}

What's on your playlist this month?

Mood || Solitude

{1, 2, 3, 4}
{I long for scenes where man hath never trod 
A place where woman never smiled or wept}
- from I Am || John Clare

Monday Cheer

Monday, 27 October 2014

It's been a while since I sat down and wrote a post like this. I wasn't even planning on writing a blog post at all this week, but I was struck by an unexpected bout of positivity over the weekend and I took full advantage of it. Truth is, there hasn't been a great deal to be cheerful over the past few weeks and the ability to find hope and happiness in the the dull everyday is hugely significant for me at the moment. Over the last few days I've given myself a stern talking to, finally admitted that I'm maybe not coping as well as I thought I was and started taking little steps towards feeling better in both my mental and physical health. But the point of this post isn't to dwell on the negative, it's to share the small things that are making a terrible time a little more bearable. Also to write a list. Because lists are scientifically proven (probably) to make everything better.

mist and meadows and mt. rainier
{Image found here}
|| Berry lips. Berry nails. Berry EVERYTHING.
|| Autumnal books. I love reading books that mirror the season, so it seems only right to be enjoying the eerie Gothicness of Wuthering Heights whilst listening to the wind howling. Even better with a hot, milky chai latte in hand. 
|| Buying a new hot water bottle. 
|| Turtle necks and skater skirts. My new favourite combo.
|| Nights in front of the TV marathon-watching The Office (US). 
|| Council tax refunds and subsequent Domino's indulgence. One of the few perks of moving house.
|| Lighting Christmas candles. Yes it's still October. Shut up. 
|| That rush of excitement when you step into a library, realise you can pick anything and spend hours poring over everything to whittle down your shortlist. 
|| Pic 'n' mix sweets. It's never quite the same, but they remind me of childhood weekends spent with my grandma. I'd choose my favourites from Woolworths and we'd head back to her house and spend the evening in front of the fire, listening intently to her stories of wartime. If I try really hard I can still smell the milky-lavender scent of her house. 
|| Tom. Bit of a soppy one, but I can't even begin to put into words how lucky and grateful I am to be able to share my life with my best friend. He's a good'un. 

What's making your Monday a better place?

{Now playing: The Sound of Settling || Death Cab For Cutie}
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