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What's Made Me Happy This Month? October 2015

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Damn, it got cold in October! The scarves are out, the heating's on, and I've been looking up recipes for soup (salad is the last lunch you want when it's chilly). I've had a tonne of work to do for university, not to mention a week of working office hours like a proper adult, and frankly, I'm shattered. But despite that, I've always had a soft spot for this time of year, and there have been plenty of lovely moments in October.

1. Dinner with my housemates. Each week, one of us will cook dinner for everyone else, and it's been lovely sitting round the table to enjoy food together and just chat. When it was my turn I made Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup and nachos, and it was delicious even if I do say so myself, although I must admit I look forward to the days when I don't have to do any cooking!

2. Work experience. I learnt a lot about working in a newsroom, and it really helped me to decide what I want to do post-graduation; it's not local journalism, that's for sure. Don't get me wrong, everyone in the office was lovely, but it's a time consuming task that doesn't always allow for creativity. I'm glad I did it, though.   

3. Eating out in Cardiff. I ended up having lunch out nearly every day of my placement, which was bad for my bank balance but wonderful for my tastebuds; I had the best burrito of my entire life in Tortilla, for example, and I'll be dragging my friends there as soon as I get the chance.

4. LUSH. I went in for one thing and ended up with a basket of treats (I'm pretty sure it's impossible to walk out empty-handed). My favourite so far is the sparkly pumpkin, which smells absolutely amazing. I had a lovely chat with the girl who served me, and I'll be going back to try the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask when I've collected my five pots.

5. Pub quizzing with my society. It's always a fun way to end the week, and although last year we won four times, we never got the gamble question right  this WILL be the year we conquer it!

How has October been for you? 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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