10 things to do in Autumn

Tuesday, 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.

1. Forage for sloes and make some gin
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.

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  1. Your little felt creatures are just so cute, you need to set up shop!x

    1. thanks Laura, I don't think I'm quite good enough for that yet!

  2. I can't believe how quickly the evenings have drawn in, it's dark at 7.30 now yet it only seems a couple of weeks ago that it was still light at 9. I think my favourite on your list would be leave the country, preferably for winter. Can you tell I'm a summer girl?

    1. The change in season has been rather abrupt this year. I love the summer too, we don't go away every year and thinking we might leave the country twice is a bit of a day dream, but some more sun would be so nice!

  3. Lovely post with loads of great ideas, I especially love the pumpkin carving (of course) and the foraging for sloe berries! My neighbour at the last place I lived used to make sloe gin each Christmas and it was so good. Love the one about visiting museums and catching a film in the evening too - it's been ages since I went to the museum! - Tasha

    1. Sloe gin has to be my favourite, this will be the third year I've made my own, I'm looking forward to the blackberry gin too!
      Andy has a little more time in the Autumn so I'm hoping we get to go out a little more.

  4. I love autumn! Foraging for blackberries, do some walking and admiring the glorious autumn colours, catch up on some reading while snuggling under cosy blanket, getting my autumn/winter wardrobe ready ... I am looking forward to all of it. xxx

    1. It does all sound lovely. Autumn feels like the biggest change coming out of summer. The other seasons seem to slip seamlessly into one and other, but Autumn seems to arrive abruptly, pushing summer out of the way

  5. On my autumn to-do list is go for lots of woodland walks, carve a pumpkin, light lots of candles for cosy evenings, and use the glut of apples from my friend's garden to bake lots of cakes and crumbles

  6. We discovered Christchurch Park a couple of years ago on a day trip to Ipswich, it is lovely and the tea room is good.

    1. It is such a beautiful park, I have so many memories of it over the years, I've been going there since I was a tiny person.


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