“Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.” –The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993
It’s the first day of Autumn! Finally! I love this time of year, the leaves changing colour, the fashion – knitwear and scarves, warm drinks and making soup, Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s definitely my favourite season. I’m currently curled up on the sofa with a fruit tea and watching Teen Wolf on Netflix (I’m on season 2).
I’ve spoken about my love of Autumn before but this year I wanted to share what I want to do this season.
1. Autumn walks
There’s nothing I like better than a walk on a crisp Autumn morning, we have a lot of areas for walks near us and everything looks so picturesque this time of year. I love finding extra crunchy leaves to step on too.
2. Seasonal baking
Pumpkin and cinnamon are my favourite flavours to use in Autumn and through into Winter, although I usually swap pumpkin for gingerbread as we get more into late November.
3. Update my wardrobe for the season.
Sadly I wore out a lot of my knitwear last year, 🙁 but that means I have a great excuse to buy more! I’m looking for burdgundy, mustard yellow and burnt orange for this season.
4. Go to a pumpkin patch.
I was going to do this last year but time ran away from me, so I’m determined to go to one this year. There’s one a half an hour drive from us which will be perfect.
5. Carve a pumpkin.
I can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin for Halloween but we did it every year when I lived with my parents, my dad always came up with great ideas – like this one below. I’ll be using the leftovers for baking and soups which brings me on to number 6.
6. Make soup from scratch.
I actually enjoyed some tomatoe soup for my lunch today but would like to try making other flavours like pumpkin spiced or chicken.
7. Host or go to a Halloween party.
Halloween is my favourite holiday, I don’t have any plans yet but hope to host or go to a Halloween party. We went to one at a local bar last year and it was a lot of fun but I haven’t hosted one in about 10 years.
8. Go to a fireworks display.
Last year was my first time celebrating Bonfire Night and going to a fireworks display in a long time. I forgot how much fun they are. Cold though! Standing outside waiting for things to start.