Shooting some exciting stuff in London!
Autumn leaves in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
James + beer + Halloween vibes in my flat
Halloween weekend on the Blair Atholl estate <3 <3 <3 <3
For the first weekend of October, I zoomed down to London on the train. James was still flat hunting, so we crashed with a friend in south London. I haven’t spent a huge amount of time there before, so it was fun to do a bit of exploring and hang out with Amy’s beautiful dogs. A friend on Instagram had asked me to model in photos for her new 70s-inspired brand which was heaps of fun! It was such a novelty having my makeup done but also strange being directed by someone else because when I’m taking outfit photos, I’m usually bossing the photographer about, haha. I can’t wait to see the final photographs! I also caught up with a bunch of old and new friends, ate in some delicious vegan restaurants and splashed out at the launch of Kat von D beauty in Debenhams. It’s funny, because I love makeup but I only really wear it at the weekends. It’s nice that I feel comfortable wearing makeup or not, but it also means that my colleagues get a bit of a shock when they see me outside of work because I look so different! Sometimes it feels like I live a double life – one with purple lips and red around my eyes. I’m enjoying my trips to London more now that I have a proper wage and the disposable income to be able to travel around and make the most of all the activities (*cough* food *cough*) on offer. Next time I’m down I want to do a food tour of central / East London – Yorica (vegan ice cream) and Vegan Hippo are on my list!
The rest of the moth has, quite honestly, flown by. I’m not sure what I’ve done? Work has been so busy that I’ve been coming home and crashing during the week. I’ve also been doing lots of Halloween prep. I’ve baked spooky treats, made decorations and put together mine and James’ costumes. My list of Halloween films-to-watch was embarrassingly long but I’m pleased that I watched most of them. I’ve been enjoying the cheesy horror films on Netflix and I finally managed to watch The Witch, which did not disappoint! One of the best horror films I’ve ever seen, without a doubt. Now that the nights are drawing in (it got dark at 4pm today!) I have little energy in the evenings. My instinct is to curl up and hibernate for as much time as possible. To make up for it, I’ve got a lot of crafts to keep be busy whilst I’m wrapped in blankets and surviving on tea.
Of course, the most eventful weekend of the month was Halloween. This year, I booked out a big house in the Blair Atholl estate (near Pitlochry) with a group of my friends. I don’t think I was prepared for quite how beautiful the area is in autumn – the fields were covered in a sea of golden leaves as far as the eye could see and I made friends with the neighbouring horses who trotted over to nuzzle me. Luckily, the house was as spooky as it was picturesque. We had a graveyard in the garden (featuring the Duke of Atholl!) and an atmospheric morning fog drifting across the garden as we woke. More details later, but it was a Halloween to remember! I’m sad that it’s over for another year – I love Christmas, but nothing is quite as exciting as Halloween.
How has October been treating you?