Things That Made Me Smile In August

smile in august

Wow, how are we already at the end of August already? This Month has been a good one, it’s flown by and I can’t believe that were a skip away from September, the season that is the home to the first day of Autumn. We’re in the back end of the year now and before we know it we will all be wishing each other a happy new year, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly.

Things That Made Me Smile In August

Days Out

OK, so there’s not been that many of them, a lot less than I’d have initially liked for this summer but never the less I’ve had the privilege of going to Cadbury world and experiencing something I’ve not experienced before. I also visited a wildlife park, a local one which to be fair isn’t my favourite and I always feel like the animals there are miserable but a good time was still managed with a brilliant company and that ultimately is all that matters. Stew and I also had a couple of days out together on our own this month which is a rare occurrence on its own. We visited Tattershall Castle and had our last trip to the seaside together as non-parents. You can read about that here.

Family Time

An important one and one of my favourites no matter when it happens. This month we got to celebrate my dad turning 48 and we had a small family gathering at his house with party food. The downside is not being able to have a glass of wine, beer or one of dad’s special Vodka’s (as I am writing this I am drinking an alcohol-free shandy *sobs*). It was lovely just sitting in dads back garden eating delicious finger foods and chatting about all kinds of random crap. It makes me greedy and I want to do it more.

Getting Birdie Back

You may have also read on my blog that my Conure escaped a little earlier this month (read about it here).

We got her back within an hour of trying to get her home. My heart was in my throat the whole time and my sister was especially surprised at how cool and collected I was, but the truth of the matter is, getting worked up was going to get us nowhere. I’m sure she had a great adventure through, whilst it lasted. She certainly wasn’t scared that’s for sure.

Thunderstorm Of The Year

On the 27th we got the biggest thunderstorm here in Lincoln that we’d not had in a long time. In fact, it has to be at the top of my list for the best ever one I’ve seen yet. It was incredible, completely full off electricity and even scared the witts out of me at one point with the biggest crack of thunder i’d ever heard in my whole life. It was well overdue, beautiful and well needed too. Now Autumn, come at me.

What made you smile this August? Tell me in the comments below.

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