Red, orange and yellow… marshmallows, crispy leaves, and fresh air… hot chocolate, baking and knitwear. These are all symbolic of Autumn for me. My favourite season of the year.
Now, I’ll be totally honest. This year I’m struggling a bit with the coming of the season. Usually, I’d be excited, almost giddy, that Autumn is now upon us. September is my favourite month and as today is the 1st I should be feeling joyous.
But instead I’m feeling a little forlorn.
As much as I love Autumn, I cannot stand being cold. I’m a contradiction like that. This year I just didn’t feel like I had enough warmth. I’m sure the Summer was the same as every year, but I just didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I’d hoped. And now it has passed already and I’m filled with dread that Winter is heading our way and I have months of being cold ahead of me.
So I could get all mopey and miserable, or…. I could write a positive list to get me in the zone. I need my brain to embrace the Autumn season ahead.
Here are 20 Things to Do this Autumn:
1. Bake a sweet pie
I’m thinking going all-American with a Pumpkin Pie?
I freaking love pumpkin and butternut squash in my food. Last year’s Pumpkin Risotto went down a treat. And Butternut Squash Soup makes every day a better day.
17. Host an Autumn party
The Americans have Thanksgiving, and Halloween is all about the fancy dress. Bonfire Night is edging onto political. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a party just to celebrate the awesomeness of Autumn? I’d like to host an Awesome Autumn party where we wear thick jumpers, drink spiced cider, eat hot chilli con carne (tastes great with pork you know), toast marshmallows and stand around a roaring campfire.
18. Bake Apple Crumble for the boyf
Because it’s his favourite.
19. Wear a poncho
Because poncho’s are Autumn-wear in my mind. I love this one from River Island as a fun option (I guess it’s more cape than poncho) and this one from Jigsaw for being ultra chic.