Autumn to-dos

Saturday, 6 September 2014

This summer has been great. Plenty of sunshine, days on the beach and our own body weight in ice cream. I'm sad to see it end (and enjoying this cheeky little last minute heatwave), but I'm starting to get that urge to bake stuff with pumpkin in.

'Strictly' starts this weekend so its definitely time to dust off the winter boots and invest in some heavy knits. Oh yes, Autumn-itus is on its way.

For the last week or so I've been daydreaming about things I'd like us to go and do this autumn. I've jotted them down in a bit of an autumn to-do list stylee, so I thought I'd share them with you. I'd also love to hear your autumn traditions. There's room for a few more on our list :)

➕ Last year we discovered a Halloween maize maze and pumpkin carving at a local fruit farm. It was a great day out so we'll definitely do that again this year. They've added broomstick making this year too. Whoop!
➕ Sit in the garden telling spooky stories as its gets dark and toast marshmallows on a bonfire.
➕ Bake as much pumpkin stuff as possible. I'm obsessed. Cupcakes. Cheesecake. French toast. Bread and butter pudding. Pumpkin spiced chai. Ok the last one's not baking… but its still awesome.
➕ Collect and play with conkers. Something all children should do at least once if you ask me.
➕ Plenty of blustery autumn walks on the beach, followed by hot chocolate, s'mores and a movie (under a blanket, obvs).
➕ Build a huge den inside and chill out in it all day. We haven't done this since Dylan and Meryn were really small and I know they'd love it.
➕ Go blackberry picking and teach the kids how to make a crumble with them.
➕ This one's a bit dull I guess, and more for my benefit than anyone else's, but I'm planning a good old clearout before Santa squeezes his ass down the chimney. 

What are your autumn to-dos?


  1. Ah these all sound awesome and very similar to my list! How on earth do you make a pumpkin spice chai latte?! Do share your recipe...yum! :-)

  2. I found a recipe last year and it was delicious. Good idea - I'll post the recipe when autumn is in full swing :)