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What's Made Me Happy This Month? September 2015

The Kent Wheel

September has very much been a month of two halves. During the first half, I spent most of the time sorting out the last of my uni stuff and spending as much time with friends and family as possible, and then the latter half has been spent settling into my new house and catching up with everyone from uni, as well as meeting my new housemates. I've also been enjoying bringing out all my autumn sweaters  and window shopping for more... 

Cards Against Humanity... Hilarious, and also incredibly rude. I can tell you from experience that it's not a game to play with family members (unless you want your mother to suggest that your special talent is 'foreskin'...) but with friends? Grab a few drinks and get stuck in.

... and other games. In the middle of September we had our annual get-together at my friend Julian's farm, and ended up playing Giant Snakes and Ladders, Cluedo (I won!), Trivial Pursuit, and a card game which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of, but which involves a doctor, a detective, the mafia, and lots of death. It was a lovely way to end the summer break before everyone continues with university/job hunting.

Fancy food at The Hop and Huffkin. My brother and I both headed to university this month (me for my third and final year, him for his first) so my parents decided to treat us a to meal at The Hop and Huffkin, a bar/restaurant in Sandwich. It's a little more pricey than my usual haunts but damn, the food is delicious. We shared the chorizo, spinach, and cheddar scotch eggs to start and they were amazing  crispy on the outside, melt-in-the-mouth inside (I will never be able to eat a supermarket scotch egg again). My main course was pork belly, which was really tender and came topped with crackling, plus dauphinoise potatoes (yay for cream and cheese making everything better) and some sweet baby carrots, all served with cider jus.

The Kent Wheel. The University of Kent turns fifty this year, so they've stuck a big ferris wheel on campus and anyone can come along and go on it. My cousin Georgia was visiting (she's Australian, but is currently working in England) so we thought it'd be a fun thing to do, and luckily the weather ended up being ideal; the views were lovely!

The outdoor cinema! My friend Giulia and I went to watch Back To The Future at an outdoor cinema and it was so much fun. We got wood-fired pizza, then sat down on our blanket to watch the film, which was very entertaining. I hadn't actually seen it before, which is crazy because Back To The Future is such a classic! Tickets were a bit more expensive than what you'd normally pay for the cinema, but it was worth it because it was something different. Thankfully we didn't have any rain!

Being back at university, and all that that entails. I have a clean house that's not falling down, great friends, and I can't wait to get stuck into my writing projects.

These blog posts: 

  • Sam dished the dirt on how she got bikini ready
  • Gemima answered the Bunny Friendly Beauty Tag  it's so interesting to read about other bloggers' cruelty-free stories
  • Josie wrote a wonderful post about organ donation, which I think is something we should all be aware of (I'm delighted that Wales are introducing an opt-out system). Thought-provoking, and well worth a read.

How has September been for you? What's made you happy this month? Let me know in the comments! 

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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