Sunday, 28 September 2014

Five things that I am looking forward to in October

Summer is almost over, and it has to be said that it is a pretty depressing time of year for me when this happens. Although I look forward to Christmas, I hate the idea of time passing by so quickly, and it seems to go by more and more quickly as time passes by. I guess that's one of the downsides of getting older!

I've decided to get together five things that I am looking forward to in October, as it is one of my least favourite months so I need to get out of this depressing phase. October is the time of year when it starts getting cold and it starts getting darker in the mornings and evenings, but equally it's the time when the leaves start falling and the pretty colours come through. It's also the month when I have the following things to look forward to...

1. Calving pumpkins at Halloween.

I love Halloween, and I've never actually calved a pumpkin before, and I plan on doing so this year so I'm pretty excited about that! Now that I live in a house rather than a flat, I think it's about time that I do one. They have some great idea's on - not sure what I'll do yet, but I'll be sure to upload it to my blog once complete!

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2. A week away from work.

It's very rare that I have time off work with not many plans; usually I only really book time off to go on holiday, or to visit family and so I'm generally still very busy on my time off. This time I've taken off 5 days, and I don't really have many plans other than relaxing, and doing a few things around the house that I haven't had the chance to do yet.

3. Scarefest at Alton Towers.

After not visiting Alton Towers for about 10 years, I thought it was about time that I went. I absolutely love rollercoasters, although I haven't been on one for quite a while now, and so me and my boyfriend are going for Scarefest and staying overnight. I'm VERY excited about this!!

4. Getting my hair done.

Depending on the pennies, this may have to happen in November (I've got a lot to pay for this month, including car MOT and insurance, new immersion heater, etc..). But I really need to get my hair done as soon as possible - it's been over a year now! Because my hair is long and I generally look after it well, it can usually look fine after not being cut for a while. But it's now getting to the stage where it doesn't! I am going to get more ombre done as mine is growing out now - maybe starting about halfway down my hair or a little higher, and going into a light blonde which means that I may have to have some bleach put in. I do love this look as I think it really brightens up your hair, especially if you're similar to me, where you wouldn't really suit a different colour all over your hair.

The above images are how I want it to look, although a warmer shade than the top image (I think the ashy blonde must be hair extensions). Below is how it looks at the minute - this is a year old, and it is almost too subtle for me, so I'd like it to be a lot lighter.

5. Pink Parcel.

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I read about Pink Parcel on Facebook, after seeing it on one of my Facebook friends wall. Pink Parcel is a subscription service for your monthly cycle and is £9.95 per month, although the first month is discounted. You basically receive a parcel containing tampons to supply you through the month after choosing your brand, along with other goodies from brands such as FakeBake, Nivea, Elizabeth Arden, etc. I think this is a great idea! The packaging also looks really cute, and it seems to be really worthwhile paying that price with all of the goodies that you get. I love surprises, and it is definitely making me not dread that time of the month this time! I'll be doing a review of my box as soon as it arrives later on in the month.