Chit-chat October

So the month as you know as been mainly to do with me moving into my flat and getting things sorted and jus settling in. Also finish of with things from the place I moved from.
October has just been a month to settle into my flat, which will continue into November, as I find my feet. The coming months I may tweak a few things around my home, or I may just find I am happy with how I have my things.
I bought some new curtains just over a week ago, but I have not been bothered to put them up yet. I have been drained with trying to get the gas sorted fiasco, which if it wasn’t for my landlord sorting it for me, I would have been another day without heating and water. It was just yesterday that this was all sorted, thanks to him.

Donations to charity

I plan to donate the tv stand, shoe cupboard, bookcase and a work top oven.
After knowing how quickly a pan of water heats up on cooker that belongs to the flat, should I ever be in a situation where I need a cooker again because of moving, I will buy one. I don’t want to use my current one, knowing there are hobs that heat up pans of water better. But it is still in good nick and it would be appreciated by the next person as it has helped me over the years I had it.
I have emailed charity about these donations and they will be collecting them in just over a weeks time.

Books I am reading

I was so happy to get my hands on the book, “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak. I love the film as you know and the book was next on my list, to compare. The book I bought second-hand at a coffee morning I went to just last Saturday, at Salvation Army and it’s in excellent condition. I also bought “Forgive Me,” by Lesley Pearse and “Sea Changes,” by Robert Goddard. These three books I bought for a £1. So as you can see, this is what I will be doing over the next couple of months.

Before I closed down my Amazon account, I bought the book, “The Highly Sensitive Person,” by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D.

Are you a highly sensitive person?

I thought I had not read “The Highly Sensitive” before and reading it, I could not remember, but in my bullet journal I had ticked off that I had read this book. I can’t have been in the right frame of mind reading it the first time round.
I picked up this book to read, because I have always seen myself sensitive, but as a “Highly Sensitive Person,” (HSP) this was all new to me.
A reader commented on this post, “I really wish others knew this about me…” about how she is a HSP and wondered if I was too. She said to check out a movie/documentary with Alanis Morrissette called, “Sensitive.” I had a look at that and elsewhere and I found it very useful. I hope that I can watch the film/documentary on dvd. But from a website I visited to learn more about HSP, I discovered I am a HSP. The book I am reading is confirming that to me as well and it is unlocking some memories I had forgotten, that I see are me as a HSP.
I always felt different growing up and as an adult, but I could never put my finger on it. Knowing I am a HSP, puts it into context.

Christmas tree going up soon

In a few weeks my Christmas tree will be going up early as planned. I blogged here on, “One year today, since you are both gone,” on why it is going up early.

The road they were killed on, my friend took me that way recently, so I could see for myself how clearly signed it is now, with the new speed limit of 40mph. Let’s hope this all helps and no other family go through what we went through.

4 thoughts on “Chit-chat October

  1. Hi Liz, Just a quick comment to say I love Robert Goddard’s novels, but I don’t think I ever read Sea Change. I also have not read The Book Thief or seen the movie. I started reading Meet Me at the Museum which is a novel of letters written between a woman in England and a curator in Denmark. So far I’m enjoying it. Much love, Sarah

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    1. I’ve not read any of his novels. The story sounded enticing for me to read. Sounded very good. So when I have read The Book Thief and read the other book I am working on, I shall read it next.
      I totally recommend you watching the film and from someone who has read the book, but not seen the film, she recommends the book.


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