10 things to do in AutumnTuesday, September 20, 2016
With autumn almost here and the days getting noticeably shorter, I'm looking ahead to the next few months and planning some seasonal activities. Let me know in the comments what you like to do in this beautiful season of reds and golds.
An autumn staple, you can never have too much gin. I want to attempt some blackberry gin this year as well (and not just because it's ready to drink immediately!).
2. Go to the beach
I love the solitude of the beach in the colder months. Add hot salty chips to the mix and I'm in my own little version of heaven.
3. Watch a live theatre production at the cinema
I've been checking out Abbeygate Cinema, Bolshoi: The Bright Stream and ROH Live: Les Contes D'Hoffmann look like possible contenders for a bit of culture.
4. Carve a pumpkin or two
This year I want to try something Yayoi Kusama-esque! I'm gutted I missed this exhibition when it came to London.
5. Watch a creepy film on Halloween
I have the final two Saw films to watch, they've been gathering dust on my shelf for four years or more, and I really should give them back to the person who lent them to me.
6. See a film in the afternoon
A great way to spend a rainy afternoon, followed by a hearty pub meal.
7. Visit our local museum
Andy and I visited Ipswich Museum when we were first dating, we said we'd go back...
8. Felt for Christmas
I know, it does seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas but I have some ideas for gifts I'd like to felt for people and I don't want to leave it to the last minute.
9. Leave the country
Andy did mention something about visiting France... I can but hope.
10. A walk in the park
Christchurch Park in Ipswich is a fabulous park, and one that I have visited many, many times over the course of my life. But it's not the only park we have and I want to rediscover the others, starting with Holywells Park. It's been years since I visited last.