October is a favorite

Hold the phone. When did October get here?? Not that I am complaining, I actually love October.

– It is by far the best season for walks. If we’re lucky, there may still be a few indian summer days left to come. Saturday was a spectacular example.

– The BEST TV shows come back. Homeland, Revenge and {if you are in the UK} Downton Abbey! And that’s just on Sunday! Please let today go by quickly so I can get home and catch up on these.

Sweater weather. ‘Nuff said.

Boots. Thank goodness for boots, especially in rainy Brussels.

– Coffee in take-away cups is perfectly acceptable in the autumn and I plan on taking full advantage. You will regularly spot me at Karsmakers and Natural Café over on Avenue Louise. Might even splurge for a fancy one over at Café de la Presse.

– The kittens get cuddly in the autumn. Looking forward to some quality couch time curled up with the cats.

– Colder weather means I can indulge in massive bowls of chili. {Hello, my name is Jessica and I am a chili addict.}

– Mini-breaks. Rumor has it D is planning a secret weekend trip somewhere later this month… heh heh. I love them.

– It is a good month to explore “new things”. The September rush is out of the way. We’re all still busy, but after getting over the laziness of summer, we’re ready to juggle again. Some recent new finds:

Music: last night, at the suggestion of {newly minted Brussels-concert guru} Tatiana, we went to see Walk the Moon and Fun play at Ancienne Belgique {or, the “AB” for locals}. Such a packed and enthusiastic show!! Check these two bands out if you do not know them already. Brussels is apparently already crazy about them.

TV shows: An adorable friend recently introduced me to Rookie Blue. Heading for their fourth season, the DVD cover stated it is “like Grey’s Anatomy, but with guns”. Very accurate description – full of silly Canadian policy drama, with a good soundtrack.

Books: Reading Winter of the World, recently picked up The Casual Vacancy and looking forward to picking up The Chocolate Money.

Movies: we must get through November to see the new Bond movie. But in the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing The Words. Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana? Great cast.

So yes, I am pumped for October. What are you looking forward to?

Xx J

Image found on the 0ct0ber tumblr. 

  1. Tatiana said:

    Thanks for the shout out – although guru may be a bit strong, lol – although that show was awesome!
    And let me know what you think of The Casual Vacancy – I’ve seen mixed reviews so i’d be interested in your take on it!

  2. Wren said:

    I am so looking forward to the weather and baking apple crisp at midnight and creamy lattes.


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