I love making the most of Autumn (to stop me getting too excited for Christmas too early!) and I love finding ways to spend the bright, chilly days that October has brought!
So today I’ve made a list of some of the best things to do at this time of the year, I think I will be using this like a checklist to make sure I’ve done everything I want to before the festive season starts!
- A walk in the woodland or forest. This one is essential, there is nothing better than walking in the crunchy, orange and red leaves on a crisp day. This is what all our favourite autumn candles are based on after all!
- Go for roast or carvery. This is one of those lovely, cosy Sunday things to do. I don’t even eat meat and I love it! Roast potatoes are my absolute favourite! Definitely worth looking up some places near you that do a delicious Sunday Lunch.
- Change up your wardrobe. I love doing this – have a proper sort through and see what can be put away left over from summer and dig out your winter clothes, cosy knitted jumpers are the best! See what is missing from your autumn wardrobe and maybe invest in some new pieces for the cold months.
- Pumpkin carving. This is definitely one to do in October as Halloween comes around, the smell of pumpkin just feels autumnal now! You can keep it really simple and carve whatever you like, but I’ve seen some amazing pumpkin carvings on Pinterest that use stencils, something to try if you are feeling creative!
- Baking and cooking. Such a cosy thing to do, I made gingerbread cupcakes recently, so delicious! Other autumnal ingredients for me are spices like ginger or cinnamon, pumpkin, butternut squash, even autumn fruits in a crumble! I find cooking really relaxing and spending an hour or so without screens or phone is always good!
- Burn a new candle. My favourite scents for the Autumn are ones with warm spices, rich woodland scents and even sweet cooking scents sometimes. A candle with a good throw of scent will make your whole house smell delicious and homely! Picking out a new candle always feels satisfying.
So that’s it, my favourite things to do around this time of year! I’m excited for winter, but right now I’m making the most of this season. Please let me know your favourite thing to do in Autumn so I can add them to my checklist!