October is not always a happy and fun time for me, I know other people love autumn but I’m not a big fan, I don’t even mind the weather, I just hate that it gets so dark. However, there is a lot going on this October. Ma and I are up in Watford this weekend to have the boys on Saturday and back in there the weekend after to celebrate Ben’s birthday, I’m going to refrain from the ageing cracks because he is my little brother but some anti ageing face cream may be on his gift list! On the 29th October, the allotments are having a Halloween Walk with mulled wine, a preserves and cake stall and other spooky goings on. I’ll post about that a bit nearer to the time. I also think this month is the month my landlord needs to replace the boiler, I currently have no heating and this can’t go on into November so it needs to be done.
So with that in mind, here’s a small list of things I want to do in October…
No specific tasks, just staying on track and being mindful.
Chest of drawers clear out. The big clothes one in the bedroom and the little ‘junk’ drawers in the living room. They just need attending to and de-cluttering. I’m re-setting this one because it’s the work of a couple of evenings.
Defrost the freezer. It’s that time again...
BODY AND MIND
Stretching. Every day
Dealing with the cough. I know that I’ve been moaning on about it for a while, but it’s annoying and exhausting. It’s currently all I can do in the week to go to work and if I have to go and annoy the doctor every day this month, I would really like to get to the bottom of what is going on and how to fix it.
Burn one of the piles of weeds and organise the compost area (yes I have an area, it’s a mess!). (This may end up going into November, maybe the weekend of Bonfire Night!)
Get shallot sets and garlic bulbs for planting in October. We have planted some garlic but we need to do some more.
Get the rhubarb up and re-sited.
Measure out the areas for shed
Dig over the empty beds, plant green manure.
Set up for Halloween Walk (lights, pumpkins, ghosts etc!)