I feel that I speak for many when I say that I am an avid Autumn lover. I adore cosying up in warm clothes, reading in front of the fire and the gentle crunch of leaves beneath my feet while on a walk.
However, with the longer evenings setting in, it can be difficult to know how to best capture the season.So, if you too are an Autumn girl, continue reading for some things to add to your bucket list for the next few weeks.
Go for a walk in the woods
There are few things more enjoyable than a walk through the woods on an autumnal day. The spectrum of orange, brown and purple leaves as they gently flutter from the trees and crinkle beneath your feet. The cool wind swirling in your hair and the distinct perfume of the woody debris. So, wrap up warm and pack in the steps on a majestical trip in your local woods this Autumn.
Do some baking
I also have a huge love of baking and I personally believe that Autumn is the best time of year for seasonal recipes. The aroma of cinnamon, mixed spice and ginger wafting throughout the kitchen is enough to make even the worst cooks contemplate whipping the scales out. My favourite recipes are ginger cake, apple crumble and cinnamon rolls.
Begin a new series
With the evenings getting a little longer and colder, we now have more time to catch up on a series or two. Some of our favourite mainstream channels broadcast fan favourites this time of year such as the ‘Great British Bake Off’ or ‘Gogglebox Ireland’. On streaming services, amongst the legions of choice, some series stand out for their radiation of Autumnal energy such as ‘Ginny and Georgia’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’.
Read a book
Of course, you may decide to use the lengthier evenings to curl up and tackle some books on your reading list. Is there anything more stereotypically autumnal, than the image of one curling up beside a crackling fire with a good page turner. See my list of book recommendations for help choosing what to read this Autumn!
Organise a Board Game Night
One of my favourite Autumn activities. Invite your friends over, buy your favourite snacks and venge for the most wins across your favourite board games. My favourites are Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit!
Crack out a Jigsaw puzzle
Another favourite activity of mine on longer evenings. Pick out a suitable number of pieces and enjoy a couple of evenings of entertainment trying to piece them together. There truly is nothing more relaxing and mindful after a long day than watching your picture come to life! You can frame your work when you’re finished to enrich your sense of achievement, or break it up for another day.
Head to the Cinema
Without a doubt, there is plenty to see in the cinema this Autumn. Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ concert film is set to be released on October the thirteenth and for all the Hunger Games lovers, the prequel- ‘The ballad of songbirds and snakes’- will be available on the big screen from November seventeenth.
Go for a Cycle
Sure, the summer might be over but that doesn’t mean that you must lock your bike away! Pick a local route and feel the wind in your hair as you freewheel down the path. With the beautiful autumnal scenery, you cannot go wrong with a cycle to revitalise your body as well as your mind.
What are your favourite things to do in Autumn?