What We Enjoyed In August

I love writing these posts looking back over the previous month, it’s my diary of memories. So here is what we enjoyed in August or not enjoyed this month!

I’ve been on the lookout for a bigger car for a while. My wonderful Fabia has been too small since little Dottie arrived. I’ve never been able to fit the pram in the boot properly, it’s gone in at an angle. Which then means I couldn’t carry any shopping. Both of their car seats would fill the back seats. Anyway, on the 1st I picked up my new Skoda Kodiaq an SUV if you like. She’s a huge car to drive and I’m used to it now after the Fabia. There is plenty of room for everything now! This was the highlight of what we enjoyed in August. The month seemed to get worse.

skoda Kodiaq

The weather in August was pretty rubbish at times here in Cornwall. Which means everywhere is busy on the roads and in the towns. I don’t normally like to start off with a moan but this year the roads here over the Summer holidays have seemed busier than ever. Around the middle of the month, it took me 45 minutes to get from work to my daughter’s nursery and then to the hospital for her eye appointment. The journey normally takes me 15 minutes. It was heavy rain and I was stressed that I wasn’t going to make the appointment, but we got there just at the exact time. Thankfully her eyes are all OK and she won’t need a checkup until she starts school.


We don’t travel around too much in Cornwall in August, it’s kind of a running joke. The traffic queues for miles at the end of our road for the dual carriageway are daily. At least we are in September now, when the roads and beaches are quieter. Hopefully, the weather will be good as well.

We caught up with family at Dart’s Farm for a morning, I’ve never been there before. It was OK, but way too busy.


We popped over to Heligan Gardens see the Dahlia Flower Show, some of the entries were stunning.

Heligan gardens Dahlia Show
Heligan gardens

At the end of the month, I got tonsilitis, then quinsy. I’ve never felt so rough in my life. It got so bad that I found it hard to swallow and felt suffocated. I went into the hospital for IV antibiotics, fluids, and steroids to kick start my body into reacting and to reduce the swelling in my throat. I think I’ve been pushing it too much recently and my body reacted this way and indicated I need to slow down a bit and practice self-care. My doctor made me laugh though she told me to go home and go to bed. Impossible with a 3 and 1 year old running around causing havoc!

I’m a workaholic and when I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head I have to finish them before I can relax. But I’m going to try very hard to look after myself more.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

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