Wow, what a fantastic month this has been! I feel as if I say that every month and maybe I'm just easy to please but on the other hand, if you're able to appreciate the small things - there's sure to be something good about every day. I really have had so many things to appreciate in October - first of all I've celebrated 200 blog followers on both GFC and Bloglovin', which was a huge milestone for me. I never thought for a minute that I would get that far and all the support I've received just encourages me to keep going.
I spent a wonderful afternoon at Jo Malone's at John Lewis in Southampton, learning more about their products and the approach to layering different scents, to create something very unique just for you. If was an eye opener and a real learning experience, that's made me question how I have approached perfumes up until, and as crazy as it may sound - blind testing is the best way to find something that you genuinely like, for the right reason - the scent itself.
One of the most exciting things that happened this month was that I had the privilege of spending a day behind the scenes at QVC (a TV shopping channel where you can buy products that are demonstrated), visiting the Gatineau Salon and the shows to celebrate 17th anniversary of being available on QVC. Since I have used Gatineau for many years I actually also spent an hour in front of the camera as a guest on the show, talking about my experience as a "real client and user" of some of the products that were demonstrated that day. It was an amazing experience, that I'm so lucky to have had.
Last but not least it was also my birthday this month, and Him Indoors had organised a little surprise for me that involved a nice hotel, champagne, great food and a visit to the zoo! How well Him Indoors knows me - as an animal lover I couldn't have spent my birthday a better way than in the company of Big Cats; snow leopards, leopards, cheetahs and tigers, and there will be a post soon with some pictures from the day.
I hope you have all had a great month as well, and what do you know - today it's only 54 days left to Christmas... not that I'm keeping track or anything...