Now, having favourites isn’t something that I like to do all the time. But alongside spring (because of tulips and my birthday), Autumn is my favourite season. There is just something so lovely and cosy about autumn, with the lead up to Christmas, the falling leaves, the stunning colours, and all of autumn fashion (I’m seriously all about layering). There is almost a feeling of new beginnings, and the cosy darker evenings; I am definitely glad I live in a place where the seasons are evident. Summer to snow all in one go just wouldn’t work for me.
Do you have a favourite season?
As there is a lot to do and see in autumn, talk about sensory overload, it means that I have to schedule in what we want to do otherwise the time will get away with us. So creating a bucket list for the season can be a fun way to capture all that we as a family want to do (or just me now that they’re all in school. Sobs).
Here are some of the things that we have on our bucket list for the season; it would be great to hear what you think and what you might have planned?
As Anne of Green Gables says, I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
- Hunt for the best hot chocolate in town (or make our own – is pumpkin spice hot chocolate a thing)?
- Head to the farmers’ market to pick up some fresh seasonal produce like pumpkins and squash
- Finish at least one book – I seriously lack the time, but have a pile sticking up of the books I want to read
- Go to the Giant’s Causeway. Random, but we’re going in half term and I’ve wanted to visit for ages. We’ll visit there, as well as the Dark Hedges (featured in Game of Thrones) which is super seasonal, right?
- Buy new hats, scarves, and gloves
- Hit up a pumpkin patch and take photos
- Bake pies. Alllll the pies.
- Have our own little Thanksgiving celebrations, talking about all that we are thankful for
- Avoid Black Friday like the plague!
- Pumpkin carving (and then toasting the seeds)
- Long walks near to us, all layered up and warm
- Choose an autumnal candle for the home
- Dress up for Halloween
- Go to a fireworks display
- Get sparklers and have a play in the back garden
- Make s’mores on a bonfire
- Learn more about Guy Fawkes – after watching the TV series Gunpowder last year, I’m fascinated
One of the things that I want to do a lot of as a family until the cooler weather sets in is to get out and about more and more, as mentioned in the list. Walks in the fallen leaves is so fun with the kids, and it is good to do it before the clocks go back and it all starts getting dark at 4pm. Getting all layered up is fun too, especially if you’re going somewhere suitably seasonal like a bonfire. Ah, it is just a magical time of year…
Max has been sent some Heelys from Skates.co.uk, and although he does like getting out and about, it gives us even more of an excuse when he’s got his Heelys to practice with. They have really been the perfect fit and he’s growing and growing in confidence with them. I like that the wheel can be removed from them, though. So if you need them to be just normal trainers for a while, then they can be.
We have also been sent a scooter to try out, and it is one that has an adjustable handlebars, so can work for adults as well as children. I really want to get confident on it, so that we can scoot to school, as the kids just whizz off on theirs. So that also needs to be added to my bucket list; learn how to ride a scooter!
Although being indoors and getting cosy at this time of year is really fun, I think it is equally important to get out and about and embrace the cooler temperatures too. I think these two things, especially the scooter for me, are going to get us out much more over autumn – they’re both well made and really god quality; definitely value for money.
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