October #WonderfulWeekends Roundup…


October saw the launch of a fabulous new linky co-hosted by myself and the wonderful Mrs B (of Mrs Bishops Bakes and Banter fame) in which we encourage our fellow bloggers to share their #WonderfulWeekends and what good times they have been having.

It has been a joy to read all about the adventures and generally joyous times people have been having sharing good times with friends and families.  Whether people travelled miles to make their weekend wonderful or stayed a bit closer to home everyone has definitely made the most of their precious time in their own way.

As a nature lover and generally outdoorsy type person, I loved reading all about the woodland adventure the lovely Kara at Innocent Charms Chat had with her family, collecting acorns, jumping in puddles and exploring the wondrous totem poles, tipees and natural musical instruments found on their trail.  It was also lovely to see a video clip of their day in the woods as well as these beautiful pictures, this certainly seemed like a super Saturday to me.

Day In The Woods

Wonderous Woodland Adventures for Kara and her family (pictures by Kara at Innocent Charms Chat)

More family fun was had by Vicki (from Honest Mum) and her boys who spent their weekends escaping to the city travelling to London, Cambridge, York and Liverpool during the month. Their weekends looked full of fun as they visited amazing museums, went to the theatre, ate delicious food and met up with friends.  As usual Vicki’s pictures captured these moments wonderfully, I really loved this one of her youngest enjoying an ice cream on a sunny day in London, I have to say am super jealous of his Sherpa Hoodie (I wonder if they do them in adult sizes).

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Warm and cosy whilst enjoying his ice cream (picture by Vicki at Honest Mum

As an October bride I loved reading all about Lizzie Somerset’s anniversary celebrations with her lovely hubby at the beautiful Little Barwick House in Somerset (read all about it here). Taking time to enjoy each others company and chilling out together is exactly how Mr B and I spent our anniversary weekend and like Lizzie’s it was a perfect way to celebrate.

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The beautiful Little Barwick House (photo by Lizzie Somerset)

Sharon from Elephant and Mangoes certainly brought some sunshine to our linky with her post all the way from beautiful Malaysia as she spent the day picnicing on the beach at Port Dickson with her husband. Sitting under a coconut tree chatting and people watching sounds like a perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday.

A day at the beach (from Sharon at Elephants and Mangoes)

I have felt so inspired by all the posts that were posted this month – to take adventures when they are offered; to explore my local area more; to spend quality time with all the good people in my life and remember that every weekend can be wonderful if you want it to be. I can’t wait to read the book that inspired it all, The Wonderful Weekend Book by Elspeth Thompson, as recommended by Mrs Bishop herself, it’s definitely on my Christmas list.

Simple pleasures are what make our lives wonderful (picture from Mrs Bishop)

Thank you so much for all of you who took part, reading through these wonderful posts has certainly brightened my month and I can’t wait to see what wonderfulness November’s linky brings.