Stayed at my mate Mark’s house (the one he inherited a few years ago) in exchange for doing some plastering and decorating. We also needed to get the allotment ready for winter, lay a path and paint the outside of the flat – plus we had dates organised to catch up with lots of friends and family. Busy as hell! We got 95% of the house done, sorted the flat, had a great bonfire at the allotment and we were never in at night – some lovely nights out with friends and I helped Jess sort out her Xmas market stall. Zak and JJ were buying their house so I had a poke around with them. Weather turned a bit cold and wet so we were glad to be heading off to Southern Italy!