Autumn, nights in and seeing friends

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September and it seems like autumn arrived when I wasn’t looking. The week before it was summer and then this. I can’t say that I was prepared for such a sudden change, or that I liked it. But I of course dealt with it.

By slowing down, concentrating on work and staying inside a lot more (since the weather changed drastically to cold, windy and rainy).

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The first day back after a lovely summer of leisure (and some work, but broken up by fun plans and weekends away) I concentrated on getting on top of things work wise and to catch up on sleep. So I had Shake Shack for dinner and an early night.

The following day was pretty much the same, but without the burger. And it was so needed to just introvert for a few days and catch up on chores (hello laundry) and getting back on track.

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On the Wednesday I had enough energy left after work to whip up some tortilla pizzas (which isn’t exactly hard but that’s all I could muster) and finished reading a brilliant book, which I highly recommend; The Silent Patient. One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a while!

Thursday and more comfort food, I had homemade (and by “made” I mean assembled) chicken escalope burger with cheese and grilled peppers. And I watched a film I missed when it was on at the cinema; Call me by your name. Really sweet film!

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Friday I ventured outside to meet a friend for dinner at a pub in Surbiton. It was low key and lovely to catch up so perfect for a Friday.

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The following day I had a long lie-in and then did some errands locally and treated myself to a coffee and custard filled croissant at a café nearby.

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Back home I went up to the roof terrace to enjoy some sunshine as it was finely nice weather again!

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I didn’t feel great on Sunday but after a morning in bed I managed to meet two friends for a late Sunday lunch followed by an ice cream and a stroll in the park. A perfect Sunday activity, and all in all a good first week back.

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