12 Months of Happiness – October 2017 Recap

12 Months of Happiness is a monthly recap series of all the wonderful things that made me happy that month. The aim of this post is to focus on the positives in life and also look positively on the negative ones. Our world has enough negatives to go round so for my corner of the world, I choose to only be positive. When I shared the September 2017 recap I mentioned how busy the month was for me. October seemed to be no different but at least I got some respite in the middle of the chaos that is life.

12 Months of happiness – October 2017 recap 

September had loads of blogger opportunities that came my way and I couldn’t be more thankful. October started work a bang, one that I did not intended on at all and wasn’t ready for.

12 months of happiness

The Oxford Half Marathon 

So September we attended the pre-event organised by Virgin Sport in readiness for the Oxford half. I mentioned at the event that if there was an option to walk the 13.1 miles then I would do it. Come October the person meant to run with my sister dropped out and since we were sponsored I needed to fill the gap. So ladies and gentleman I walked, hopped and skipped throughout the half marathon and finished. I had no prior training and to make matters worse I hadn’t eaten anything that morning, I survived purely on jelly beans. It’s an experience I won’t be forgetting anything soon.

Oxford Half

Veeno Reading 

Whilst I was contemplating the meaning of life, Veeno Reading offered us a chance to sample their wine cafe menu. We thought we had enjoyed all the best Italian wines at Franco Manca but nope there was more. I can not tell you how honoured we were to be given the chance to experience Aperitivo. An Italian ritual of drinking, nibbling and relaxing after work. Most of us could certainly do with Aperitivo every now and again, I know I sure can.


Barcelona for Respite 

I didn’t realise how tired and drained September left me until I almost collapsed at work. But luckily for me I had Barcelona booked for a few days so I could recover from it all. Normally when I travel on my weekend getaways, I have loads of things planned. But this time, I had no specific plans to explore Barcelona apart from just taking a snail’s pace. Luckily for me my host took me to most of the places I needed to see and the weather was perfect.

These and other pretty little moments in life made up my 12 months of happiness in this October 2017 recap. As I have always mentioned, these posts aims to focus on the good and positive things only. But I do not ignore the bad that I have experienced, I just look positively on them.

And that’s it for the October 2017 recap, how was your October 2017?

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