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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Dear October.

Dear October,

You remembered to bring some of my most favourite things with you, thank you!

Mornings are shrouded in a thick blanket of heavy fog before soft beams of sunlight manage to navigate their way through, gently stirring me from my slumber like a soft whisper of hello, good morning, rise and shine, it's time to start the day, in my ear. Darkness sneaks up from nowhere and envelops the evenings in a long lingering embrace, prompting me to reach for my favourite pyjamas and that cosy blanket I've been looking forward to bringing back out from the cupboard since I put it away at the end of spring. It's the best kind of embrace, the kind that I'm often reluctant to leave. Rain drops reassuringly tap - tap - tap on my window as I fall asleep, reminding me of just how lucky I am to be safely tucked up inside a home so full of love. A mug of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows is encouraged no matter what time it is. The box sitting in the wardrobe that's full to the brim with winter warmers will be opened again very soon. And I may be another year older but you bet I'll be wearing my Gryffindor scarf again all winter long.

Most significantly of all though, you found my inspiration whilst you were away and you returned it to me upon your arrival this morning. And gosh, I really couldn't be more thankful. I may have even shed a few tears of pure joy as I was furiously scribbling little notes and jumbled thoughts into my notebook at 2am. There have been so many words trapped inside of me all summer and I couldn't figure out the right order to arrange them in to let them out. I'm getting there now though. Typically it would be as the rest of life starts to get busier, but I'll certainly take it anyway - even if it does mean a few hours less sleep each night!

It's a gift that no amount of thank-you's will ever cover.
Just know that I'm so grateful. Truly. For everything.

With love, 
Jennie

32 comments:

  1. I love that you wear your Gryffindor scarf :-) I have one but put it on display - maybe I should wear it instead! I'm also pleased that your inspiration has returned.. I know I love October and all the wonderful autumnal things that are associated with it. It can sometimes feel quite magical if we let it xx

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  2. such a well written post, so pleased you feel inspired again. Hello October! xx

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

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  3. Jennie, how do you always conjure up such beautiful pictures with your words? You've just given me such a pang for watching the autumn arrive in the countryside... I'm excited for you and your inspiration, hoping we get to enjoy some of its fruits with you
    xxx


    Chambray & Curls /

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  4. Wonderfully written, as always :) I cannot wait to bring out my fluffy blanket as well :)

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    1. Thank you! Fluffy blankets are the best! xx

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  5. Apparently I have a Gryffindor scarf too (my mum found it in my wardrobe!). We can both rep together! xxx

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  6. You are a really good writer, Jennie. Your words express perfectly my love for Autumn too, especially October, my favourite month. It's just so... perfect. The colours, the sun, the wind, the crisp air. And then the hot chocolate and blanket and... inspiration. It's just something about Autumn that wakes us up again.

    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thank you so much! I completely agree, it's a magical month! xx

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  7. I love all your 'Hello...' posts, they're so beautifully written and make me think of the month ahead and appreciate all those little things in life. Thank you! xx

    http://mummysbeautycorner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I love - LOVE - the transition into autumn and this describes it perfectly. The colder weather makes everything seem cosier.

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  9. Love your letter to october! So peaceful and warm!

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  10. Beautifully written. We haven't had much in the way of rain yet--I've actually had to go out and water plants in the garden--but I have been enjoying a few crisp mornings. Oh, and the ivy growing over the garage roof is absolutely flaming scarlet! It makes me smile every time I see it.

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  11. Oh Jennie, your post made me so happy. So glad to hear that the inspiration is flowing once more - I would have probably cried! And a big yes to hot chocolate, knitwear and a panoply of multi-coloured scarves! Though *whispers* I'm afraid I'm a Ravenclaw...xx

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    1. Thank you, awwh I'm so pleased! I think we would get along perfectly - I was convinced I'd be a Ravenclaw too until I was sorted on pottermore! xx

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  12. I want a Gryffindor scarf so badly!! <3
    Hot chocolate is definitely one of the best things about autumn :) Hope you have a lovely October Jennie!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. So beautifully written as always, brought a smile to my face!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thank you so much, Annabel! <3 xx

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  14. Aaah, I love October (and autumn, in general!) for the same reasons of it being cozy and waking up and sleeping in thick, warm blankets. I'm happy that you've found your inspiration!

    xx becky // star violet

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