Hello September & hello to the beginning of Autumn! I for one am ecstatic for the autumnal season approaching, mainly because I just can't bear the humidity any longer. I want to cosy up in my big jumpers, with a hot drink and read a book. Unfortunately, even if it was cold enough to do all this, I've got a degree to finish.

August, honestly, has been a huge pile of stress. I've celebrated birthdays, been back to Hereford, and seen friends, and it's still felt like I've not had a moment to relax. The next month sees me finishing this sodding degree, and FINALLY, I will have a life again! Anyways, here's what I was loving in August:

TV
There's been a lot of TV watching this month if I'm honest. I know I said I've not really been relaxing, but yes, I have been able to watch a lot of telly. But you know when you try to relax, but your brain just won't shut up? Yeah, that. Long Lost Family is a regular on the TV schedule; it makes me cry almost every week, but me and my mum watch it without fail because it's so heartwarming. Victoria - I know I'm way behind here, but I watched the first episode the other week and loved it. Now it no longer clashes with my fave (Poldark) on Sunday nights, I can watch both. The more the merrier! Miranda has been watched also, because it's my go-to when I'm feeling rubbish and/or stressed. It never fails to make me laugh; I can watch it over and over again when I need a pick-me-up. And last but not least, Bake Off. I really didn't want to like it, but I do. It's nowhere near as good as the original, and I really miss Mary, Mel & Sue, but it is a cosy programme, and I can't imagine Autumn evenings without it. Plus, all that baking inspo.

Music
I dug out my old iPod the other day, just by chance, and I've not listened to it for about a year, now that I've discovered Spotify. I started listening to an old band I used to love called Francesqa, who sadly, are no more. They were a local rock band from around Oxford, and I loooved them. They're on YouTube and Spotify if you fancy a listen. And secondly, Avicii's new EP has just dropped and this has been a long time coming. I love 'Without You' - I heard it over a year ago, when Paddy found it after listening to a podcast where they had a rough cut of it. So happy I managed to see one of his last live shows!

Film
I think it was because I was going to Paris, but I've been obsessed with The Devil Wears Prada recently. It's also happened to be on Film4 a few times, which has helped, but I just had one of those moods where it was all I wanted to watch. I needed my fix of New York and Paris without actually going there...sounds sad, but that's me.

Food
One of my recent posts was about my trip to Cafe Miami in Hackney in London, which I absolutely ADORED (see the post here). The decor was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the prices were cheap. Sorted.




Shop
The lovely people over at Bloom and Wild were very kind to send me a link a couple of weeks ago for a free bouquet (because I was sad enough to tweet that they had one with the same name as me, and seeing 'Maeve' anywhere is still a novelty at 24 years old) - not sponsored or anything, just very generous of them! I love their bouquets, though I did notice within 24 hours it had started to wilt which was so disappointing! I've also bought from the gorgeous Joanie Clothing whose clothes I just LOVE. I picked up the 'brunch club' t-shirt which I've been waiting to have my hands on for ages, and I've already got my eyes on some other bits too. The quality is really great, and they're so comfy! Lastly, Dunelm Mill are a firm favourite. I popped in last month to have a nosy, and honestly, if I had an unlimited budget and I had my own place, I could buy so much from there!



Blog
I've only come across her in the last month or so, but Sophie Rosie (www.sophierosie.com) has a beautiful blog. I love her posts - always so interesting so read, and I can relate to a lot - and her pictures are stunning. Make sure to check her out!

Books
I confess, I've bought a lot in the past month. I'm still reading 'Wilde Like Me' by Louise Pentland, and it's taking me a while to get through because of the amount of work I've got on at the mo. However, I bought more, like I always do, so now I've got a huge pile to get through - so expect more book-related posts after this sodding degree is done! I won't go into too much right now, as I've not read any, but from first impressions, Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba looks like an absolute winner.

Posts you might have missed this month...


M x