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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Dear November


Dear November,

Your predecessor proved to be unusually warm. My scarves and gloves are waiting patiently inside my wardrobe, but I can sense that they would very much like to be worn soon. I'm looking forward to the first truly cold day too, you know, the kind that calls for knitted jumpers (novelty prints are preferred), and that extra pair of leggings.

One of my earliest memories takes place on one of your crisp nights of times gone by, November. Wearing my favourite bobble hat, safely held in my mother's arms, I'm pointing up at your inky sky as fireworks dance and twirl amongst the stars. I wonder if the stars are happy to have some new company up there, if only for the briefest of moments. I can still smell the salty ocean mixed with the thick fog of firework dust. Don't tell the others, but I think these vivid memories you evoke may make you my favourite month.

You bring with you crisp nights heavy with the scent of smokey bonfires, the promise of visits to the Christmas shop full of decorations, glitter and happy memories, and that added sparkle that I can't quite encapsulate into words. This year you also bring a hint of sadness. In many ways I can't believe it's been a year since we had to say goodbye, it's really quite incredible how time seems to fly by faster each year. I wasn't there, but I know you understood; perhaps it was all in my imagination, but I think you stopped by that evening to make sure everything was okay. We promise to light some sparklers just for you and remember the good times, always.

Welcome back, November.
It truly is so wonderful to see you.

- xo


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24 comments:

  1. such a beautifully written letter - i'm sure November would be very flattered and happy reading this :) i think it's one of my favorite months too and i'm so happy it's here! it's been pretty warm where i live too, can't wait till i can throw on sweaters, boots and perhaps the cheeky bobble hat like you mentioned hehe

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  2. What a beautiful letter to November. I hope it lives up to its promise :)

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  3. Beautiful. Loved the line, "Don't tell the others, but I think these vivid memories you evoke may make you my favourite month": so clever!

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  4. What a warm welcome for November c:
    Great writing skills as always Jennie!
    Xx

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  5. I've already visited my first Christmas shop this year! I have fond memories of visiting the little Christmas area at the garden centre when I was younger - I used to adore it! So much excitement and anticipation :) xxx

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  6. What a beautiful writing! This is such an inspiring blogpost, love:)
    I wish I can write as good as you

    xo
    www.colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! You absolutely can! xo

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  7. Sparklers and fireworks are my favourite. You always right so eloquently! Welcome November, I agree, IT IS truly great to see you xx

    Ioanna | Hearting

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  8. i love november (and not just because it's my birthday month! but partly. haha.) - and you capture it beautifully. I hope it's a wonderful one for you xx

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  9. Aw, this was a beautiful letter! I cant wait for bobble hats and sweaters too. :D

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  10. This is such a lovely post and you have a lovely way with words. Your post highlights many of the reasons I'm happy to see this month arrive, so thanks for putting in to words something I couldn't. xxx

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  11. Beautiful writing, as always Jennie. I can't wait for the first truly cold day too! :)

    Tara x

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