Tuesday, 2 October 2018

September Round-Up

September is my favourite month. And not just because my birthday falls right in the middle. Despite living in Dubai and now being 31, September still evokes memories of slightly chilly, crisp mornings, of school books with still-sharp corners, shoes waiting to be broken in and the obligatory new pencil case. Of starting out in the working world some seven years ago with a wardrobe packed with rainbow-hued work dresses. Of starting university eleven years ago, grateful that a gap year was time enough to grow out the remains of the black hair dye from my teenage years.

There are less opportunities for new beginnings and fresh starts as an adult but September is still a small opportunity to take stock - freshly sharpened pencils and patent t-bar shoes optional.

September looked like this:

1. Making pancakes again - sparkling water in the batter (and practice) makes perfect.

2. I finished "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" in four days - such a good read.

3. Just two people sharing three breakfasts at The Sum Of Us.

4. Spending a long weekend in Al Ain, an inland city on the Oman border.

5. Jumping on another book bandwagon with Crazy Rich Asians.

6. An acai bowl at La Cantinetrès délicieux, très chic.

7. Breakfast at Vibe - a new opening in Jumeriah 1 which has been frequented by Drake.

8. A weekend in Abu Dhabi with a visit to the Louvre - it's been a while since I've exercised my brain with something cultural.

9. Lunch at No 57 Cafe - a kale and pumpkin salad to fuel the drive back to Dubai.

How was your September?



  1. I love September! Looks like you have a great month - mine was a lot colder and a little less healthy haha


  2. MMm acai bowls are the best!

  3. September really does have that 'fresh start, fresh white page' sort of feeling, doesn't it? Mine included a not so surprise 40th birthday party, a nephew's 10th birthday party, a weekend in Norfolk and a Danny Baker gig x


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