Thursday, 10 October 2013

October List

Well, I went to update my October List that I had in my sidebar, and I couldn't, then it disappeared, then I added it again and it would not save and I have been messing with it for about 45 minutes now.

So, rather than get cross (I already am!), I have decided to put the list in a post and update it as I go.  You can still keep track of me, you will just have to look here instead and then I will do another post at the end of the month to tell you how I did.

I am progressing fairly well, just hope that I can keep it up!  Here is the list.

UPDATE - encouraged by the wonderful Betsy, I have had another go at the list on my sidebar, and managed to get it back, so I will update this list there!


Bake something – anything
Buy a mum to go by the front door
DONE - Buy Halloween candy to give out
Buy some big pumpkins for display
DONE - Collect new (to us) coffee table
Collect the chicken that I won – months ago! – from the farm shop
Cut back hypericum
Cut back the lavender hedge
DONE - Deal with mount ironing
Dinner with my girlfriends
Discard all out of date documents
Dispose of plastic plant pots
Do all my paperwork
Fill all the cracks in lounge/diner before painting
DONE - Find a new home for old coffee table
Finish crocheting big green – might be a bit ambitious
DONE - Finish my poppy for remembrance day
Finish reading My Animals and Other Family (which I started at Christmas)
Get out autumn/Halloween decorations and swap over from summer ones
Halloween costume for Basildon Park
Have some tea dates with friends - done 1, 2 more scheduled!
Light a new autumn candle
Make a pineapple upside down pudding
Make my foxy brooches from Mollie Makes
Make vintage fabric into cushions
DONE - Order Granny Squares book (I bought a different one instead)
DONE - Order Kirsty Christmas book
Order new Ree Drummond book
Paint the lounge/diner
Pick grapes and make jelly
Pot up things from pots into the garden
Put away garden furniture
Put away garden ornaments/precious pots
Put up coving (crown moulding) in the lounge/diner
Rake up leaves and apples from the garden
Read all my magazines!!
Sew a bit on the bottom of the (new!) curtains to make them long enough
Sort out blanket collection
Sort out storage of cake domes
Sort out storage of pyrex
Sort out tupperware
Start my tapestry
DONE - Stop adding things to this list
DONE - Take old smoke detectors for recycling (and batteries and light bulbs!)
Weed and jet wash the patio


  1. I'd move "Have some tea dates with friends" right to the top of the list!

    1. Well, they are alphabetical not in any other order, and I am a third of a way through that one! I have had one tea date this week, another planned for next and waiting to hear back from a third friend about another, so it's not going toooooo badly!

  2. Amy....this list is so inspiring!!!! You have reminded me of many things that I need to do for our home and garden!!!! I think I need to try one of these!! What a great way to organize for the upcoming busy season!!!! Happy weekend lady!!!!

    1. It is certainly encouraging me to get going on things I have to say! Hope you have a fun weekend too - planning your lists perhaps!

  3. Wow, that's quite a list... I love lists. Think I should make one foe this month (can you hear my husband groaning ) :) xx

    1. My hubby hates lists - we call him "the anti list". It is important to have fun things on a list as well as just work I think! Hope that you have fun making one. xx

  4. You've got lots of things with DONE by the side of them already. At this rate, you'll need to add more things to the list. I just have to brag and say that I never have Mount Ironing as I iron it as soon as it's dry, there's never a plie. I'm congratualating myself whilst posting this comment.

    1. You should congratulate yourself Jo! We are usually under control with ironing, but after our holiday it had got a bit out of hand. If you ever run out of things to iron let me know, I'm sure I can find plenty... xx

  5. Thanks so much for your comment, following you on GFC and bloglovin, hope you follow back XO

    1. Thanks for visiting, look fowrard to seeing you again xx

  6. You're doing well! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks Jennifer, I will try and keep going - plan is to start decorating this weekend! I hope that we do, otherwise no hope of finishing by the end of the month... xx

  7. It's quite a list, but you've already done well! I leave my ironing until it's a huge pile and when it's done, vow to never let it get that bad again...then I leave it for weeks again...I never learn! x

    1. It would be boring if we were perfect and always did everything on time. I told someone recently that I don't iron bedsheets and they thought it was terrible, but I would rather be doing something else! Go have fun instead. xx

  8. How I can relate to what Gillian (above) said! I have spent the morning catching up with the ironing, and like her, I vow never to let it pile up again.
    I need to write lists and get organised.

    1. I think it is just the way it goes with ironing, especially if you have been away or busy because it always comes in "loads" doesn't it! Hope that you don't have to spend the afternoon ironing and you can go and dom something that is more fun now! xx

  9. I'm so impressed! You're doing great on that list! I had trouble a few days ago changing anything on my sidebar. Wait a day or two and try again...Blogger is a pain sometimes. If you want to make the check mark symbol, just hold down your alt and type in 2 5 1 on your number key pad. :)

    1. Hi Betsy, thanks for all of the advice, I will give it all a try. Just logged on to tick off a few more things from today! Must go and get a mum for the front door tomorrow or they will all be gone... xx

  10. That is one heck of a list! But you can do this!
    Your bloggy friends are behind you!
    I have a couple. .. more like a few things to get done, but my brain is tired so I'll read blogs instead :)
    Have a great rest of the weekend,
    Tammy x

    1. You deserve a day just relaxing Tammy, so don't do list things. You are right, spend the day reading blogs!


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