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October in Pictures

October has always been my favorite month. Perhaps it’s because my birthday is in October, but some of the best things in my life happened in October as well, so October always has a positive vibe for me.

This October was particularly busy, with 2 birthdays (H’s birthday is also in October!), 2 weddings, 2 trips, and many things in between. There was always something to do, sometimes I had to stop to remind myself to breathe. My to-do list appeared to stay long, no matter how many tasks I’d ticked off. I really can’t wait to wind down a little bit in November, have lots of cozy night-in with good books, candles, and tea (or mulled wine).

That being said, this October was lovely, and even though I felt I didn’t have time to snap lots of pictures, I have some traces of October in my phone gallery.

The bathroom window of the place we were staying in Burford, looking out over the garden. We went to the Cotswolds for my birthday, and my favorite place was definitely the tranquil Lower Slaughter, while Bibury became my least favorite due to the crowd in overhyped Arlington Row and the noisy tourists.

Along with many happy things, there were also a few moments that got me down to my knee and cried in desperation. I remember taking a walk to this nearby park after a particularly stressful day, and hearing all the ducks and birds were really soothing.

These days are about the gray sky, many cups of tea and coffee, and yellow leaves.

More yellow leaves.

The chess miniature at the venue of wedding #1. The place was gorgeous, but this was the only photo of the surroundings I managed to get, as I was too busy being cold.

At wedding #2. Still cold, but this time I was determined to get at least some photos. I didn’t want to come home empty-handed (photo-wise) like the last time.

I snapped this photo when the bridal party was busy being directed by the photographer. It was such a gorgeous day for a wedding.

The number of polaroid photos we took in this month is record-breaking. I usually use it sparingly, but there were many special occasions, I ended up buying 4 film rolls (we didn’t use it all, but better be prepared than sorry). And also, can we take a moment to appreciate the birthday cards H and I gave each other? H gave me a sweet card with 2 cute puppies with ‘A Birthday Hello’ written on it, while I gave him a card with mammoths on it, with the words ‘Big, hairy, and ancient. We celebrate a magnificent beast today’. It’s safe to say we loved our cards, and that we know each other well.

If there’s one thing I learned about myself this month, it’s I’m THAT person who cries at weddings. Bride entrance, vows, speeches, first dances, you name it. I have to work on this.

October, thank you for always being great.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L. M. Montgomery

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  • Reply Arman

    warna pepohonan jadi cakep ya kalo oktober… 🙂

    November 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Iyaa, cantik banget kalo daun2 udah berubah warna jadi kuning & merah.

      November 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply nyonyawhitfield

    Whoah I need that mammoth card for my husband! HAHAHAHA not necessarily for birthday but for everyday 😛 lovely post, as always 🙂

    November 2, 2017 at 7:24 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Haha I think your husband would appreciate this brilliant card 😀
      Thank you Stella! 🙂

      November 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Rosa Yusran

    Dear dixie, i am not your biggest fan but i do yeahhh i like to read your story, especially foto nya bagus2 banget sih xD

    November 2, 2017 at 9:25 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Hi Rosa, glad you enjoy reading the story. Makasih yaa 🙂

      November 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply gheasafferina

    Aaah seperti biasah fotonya cantik cantik semua, dan paling gemes sama bathroom window itu cakeep bangeeet

    November 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Makasih Gheaaa! Iya itu bathroom window cakep banget, rumah orang yang disewain tapi maniiis banget interiornya 🙂

      November 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

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