8 Things I Loved In November

8-things-i-loved-in-novemberNovember has been a challenging, tiring and expensive month. My fibromyalgia pain has been really bad since the change in the weather, however the fentanyl (morphine) patches that I’ve recently been prescribed are helping with the pain.

There have been a few disasters this month at home:

  • my bathroom radiator leaked and ruined the kitchen ceiling and one of the bedroom carpets
  • the central heating pump broke
  • Luna had an infection after her neutering operation and had to return to the vets three times (she’s well now)
  • Dante damaged the coffee table
  • Talia tore my lounge curtains
  • my laptop stopped charging
  • my laminator broke
  • my old microwave stopped working
  • the electric power shower broke

Thankfully, all have now been repaired or replaced  🙂 It’s not easy being a cat lover or a homeowner! 

I used to hate the short November days and dark nights but since I started practising mindfulness I’ve been living in the moment and appreciating the little things in my life.

Today I’m sharing with you the 8 things I loved in November:

1.My Purrfect Gift Box

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Included in this month’s box were gifts to help me relax before the chaos of Christmas begins. I love the cat colouring book for mindfulness. Colouring for adults calms my mind, occupies my hands and replaces negative thoughts so that I am at peace. The cute handmade pencil case is great for my colouring pencils. I also love the Nancy & Nell candle, this gorgeous smelling Plum & Rhubarb scented candle with the personalised cat image was divine. Also included was the lavender scented handmade sachet with a cute cat design. What a great box of treats for any cat lover!

2. My new retro microwave. 

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3. Working with my friend to sand and varnish my front door. Hours of work but worth it in the end.

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4. I love hearing the leaves crunch beneath my feet.

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5. My new butterfly cushion

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6. My November BuddyBox.

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November’s BuddyBox theme was Woodland Walks. In this month’s box was a cute hand warmer to keep my mitts lovely and toasty, a bear hug keyring, hot chocolate, an Autumn Night scented Yankee candle and a hedgehog cut and sew kit to snuggle up to. I love the quote in this month’s box, “Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.”

7. My cats stalking the new robot sweeper.

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8. Bacon on homemade bread.

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27 Responses to 8 Things I Loved In November

  1. Anosa says:

    Oh wow, how many things could go wrong in one home, glad its all sorted now but it must have been a pain then. I love home made bread and bacon on top is a great option

  2. Your cat looks as if they think the robot cleaner is just bought for them! Hope December is a bit better for you!

  3. I love the robot cleaner I could do with one of those myself to clean up after the kids. Looks like your kitty loves it too.

  4. emma white says:

    oh I just love your retro microwave, I am looking for a bright lime green one to suit my own kitchen

  5. Glad everything got sorted! Brilliant microwave by the way, I have one that is very similar

  6. Rachel says:

    Ahh that bacon has made me feel so hungry and love the look of that butterfly cushion! so cute! xo

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Oh yes, bacon on homemade bread (with a huge squirt of brown sauce!) Heaven! Loving your picks this month, and hopefully next month will have fewer disasters for you.

  8. Glad everything go sorted, though have to say that bacon is making me feel really hungry! x

  9. So sorry to hear stuff hasn’t quite gone to plan in November but looks like plenty of positives. Love the look of the latest buddy box x

  10. Miracle Max says:

    Wow, that was a lot of disasters for one month! Loving the red microwave, fab pop of colour. Jo x

  11. Oh you poor thing – You did so well to find so many positives during such a difficult month. I love the sound of the cat candle – always find smells make me feel brighter. here’s hoping December is much better for you x

  12. Rachel says:

    I like the idea of having a retro microwave but wow you have had a month of it havent you!

  13. Jess says:

    Sounds like a stressful month for you! I’m glad you’ve had some nice things, too – cats are so funny aren’t they? L:)

  14. Sam Jeffery says:

    I am loving the leaves and autumn in general! My favourite season!

  15. Erin Ek Rush says:

    I love your microwave! We need one but I hate the way they look. That was is really fun though!

  16. I am happy everything is sorted now. November has been good to me.

  17. aziel morte says:

    Sounds like you had a mixed month. I love your robot cleaner

  18. Paula says:

    Love how positive this post is! Doesn’t matter how bad things go, there are always loads of things to be grateful for 🙂

  19. Have to agree with the leaves – saw some gorgeous ones in Cardiff! Those robo cleaners are fab x

  20. Theres always good waiting for you in the end!
    I am glad you’re ending November on a positive note!
    Love the buddy box! so adorable!

  21. Louise says:

    Aww bless your heart, I hope you have a better December 🙂

    I absolutely love the microwave <3

    Louise x

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