My favourite season is finally upon us – I absolutely adore Autumn. It’s all about getting cosy, embracing halloween and drinking lots of takeaway coffee!
Pumpkin patch: Last year on my Autumn bucket list I mentioned picking our own pumpkins. It never happened and I’m quite upset about it, sad I know. I hope this year we manage a visit it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time (thanks Instagram!).
Crafting: Last year Oliver I collected lots of treasures and we made an Autumn inspired fairy light jar. It was a fun activity to do and Oliver really enjoyed it. We also collected leaves and made different pictures with glue and leaf paint stamps.
Pumpkin spice latte: I’m a sucker for a pumpkin spice latte, I think everybody is. I’m looking forward to my first cup!
DIY halloween costume: Last year I made Oliver’s halloween costume, he went as Carl Fredericksen from the UP movie – it was adorable! I’ve been thinking of throwing a halloween party in the house for a few of his little buddies too.
Fireworks display: I love a fireworks display, even if it’s absolutely freezing and you’re standing around. We have been twice with Oliver but this year I feel he will be more aware of what’s going on.
Woodlands & Country parks: Getting outside during Autumn makes me so happy, it’s such a pretty time. I still have a lot of places to cross off my list of places to see in Edinburgh, so hopefully we get through a fair few.
Get in Photos: One regret I know I will have later in life is not being in photographs. I don’t like the way I look and I don’t want to be reminded of it; but I know I will regret not being in family photographs so this needs to change. Even if it does make me feel a little uncomfortable. I also want to take more photographs of Oliver, ‘proper’ photographs that can be hung on the wall. I’m not a photographer by any means but I’m looking forward to giving it a try. And I do love a pretty Autumnal backdrop.
Purchase a new chunky scarf: Nothing says Autumn like a big chunky scarf now does it? I love a scarf, it instantly changes a boring outfit; and boring outfits are what I’m all about on mum days.
Me time: I really want to dedicate a little time every week to myself and my little blog. I intend to get out and blog in little cafes dotted around Edinburgh, let’s see if I can do without feeling extreme mum-guilt.
Cosy the house: Throws, fairy lights, scented candles, little touches and a few DIY decorations that make your home feel cosy is what I plan to introduce over the next couple of weeks.