Fun autumn activities

 

All hands down, autumn is probably my favourite season because I like to snuggle up on the couch with my fluffy socks, blanket and hot chocolate while watching a scary movie. I do struggle with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) but it gets better with time. If you are a little bit like me then you’ll find this post helpful but don’t forget to check out my Instagram as well because we are planning a trip or two during this season and I’d hate it if you’d miss out. Let’s get right to it then…

Go pumpkin picking and carve the pumpkin:

I’ve seen this in the films so many times and always wanted to try it and it was my very first time going pumpkin picking. I didn’t really know what to expect but it was so much fun: jumping around the pumpkins and deciding on which one is the most perfect one. We’ve spent around 1-2 hours at Crockford Bridge Farm but then it started raining heavily so we called it a day but managed to pick a few pumpkins which we will carve out probably today or at some point this week. You can buy food and drinks at the farm as well and sit down to enjoy the view but as I said it was raining so we went to the pub for late lunch.

Go for a walk:

As you all know we love going for walks and the other day we’ve managed to get lost in the forest for 3 hours but we’ve seen some pretty amazing colours on the trees. Luckily we live close to Swinley Forest so that is our go-to when we can’t be bothered to drive further away but when we can we choose to go to Virginia Water or Windsor Great Park which is such a pretty place as well! We are planning on visiting the New Forest next week so hopefully another blog post is coming soon about that and the glamping experience if I can find a good one online. (If you have link or ideas, send them my way)

Collect unique leaves to press

I remember when I was a kid I used to collect the most unique and colorful leaves and I’ve put them in a book for safekeeping and to press them. Years later when I’ve opened up that book they were still there which was a wonderful reminder. People often do this with flowers as well.

Drink hot chocolate, mulled wine or pumpkin spice latte:

I get so excited about pumpkin spice lattes and mulled wine every single year but there is something so soothing and calming about drinking a hot drink after your long shift at work. I’d definitely recommend trying out Whittard’s hot chocolate selection which is divine! Especially with mini marshmallows on top. Which one is your favourite drink?

Oh, and this year I went all out and ordered a festive mug from Laura which is currently my favourite because it is so pretty. She just launched her new Christmassy ones if you’d like to get one for yourself.

Watch scary films:

There is nothing better than snuggling on the sofa under the blanket and watch scary films. I really like the Dead Poets Society, Hocus Pocus, Haunted Mansion, The Nightmare before Christmas and so many more. Which one is your favourite?

Autumn home decor:

If you go for a walk there is definitely something that you can collect: leaves, pinecones or conkers. You can either choose to use them in your meal or make home decor out of them. You can find loads of good DIY ideas on Pinterest.

Hopefully you’ve found some ideas in this post so let me know what your thoughts are in the comment section and don’t forget to tag me in your photos on Instagram, I’d love to see your autumn pictures!