14 September 2018

Five Things I Can't Wait To Do In Autumn

Everything is just a little bit more dramatic in Autumn, and I find it so inspiring. I love to wrap up warm and go outside, see the colour and smell turning fruit and rotting leaves. It sounds gross but it's one of my favourite smells, I love the earthiness of it. I like the damp air curling my baby hairs, the wind chapping my lips, the rain beating my skin - it's all an excuse for an extra pamper.

And when the first morning frost hits I wake up extra early so I can walk the long way to work and crunch the grass and the leaves, and really feel the benefit of the warmth of my morning cup of tea.

And in the evening I love flickering candlelight, hot chocolate and malt before bed, second day soup with a chunk of crusty bread. New cosy pyjamas and and extra blanket, Melomel (fruited honey) mead warming my throat.

Autumn To Do List

Autumn To Do List

Picnics

Picnics are usually reserved for Summer but I actually don't like picnics in the sun! In autumn you wrap up warm and cosy, pack a flask of hot water for tea, a flask of soup, pastry goodies galore. As a bonus the air is crisp and clear and smells amazing, there are less people (introverts, rejoice!) and there are less bugs.

Rereading Favourites

I absolutely love rereading books and I have some that I specifically reread in autumn. I can't wait to fall back in love with the familiar worlds and characters, and find something new in something I dearly love.

Bingewatching Shows

It feels like everything starts again in Autumn, and I spend so much time in front of the telly. I love TV shows you can binge-watch! I am particularly looking forward to watching Killing Eve as it starts this weekend on BBC iPlayer, and The Good Place, Grey's Anatomy, and Dynasty in the coming weeks.

Knitting

I started knitting last year after my diagnosis and I've been itching to grab my needles again. I just couldn't bring myself to do it when it was so sunny and unbearably hot outside. I have a couple of projects lined up and I'm going to challenge myself to try things other than scarves and snoods.

Hot Drinks and Cold Days

I love the feeling of cold hands wrapped around a hot drink, and I love that so many coffee shops do season ranges. The smell of spices in the air, feeling warm from the very inside, the decadence of the cake. I can't wait to get to Costa and try their Bonfire Latte!


What do you love most about Autumn?
What's on your Autumn To Do List?

19 comments:

  1. I love the autumn so much! I feel like I come alive again in the cold weather, and your post has got me so excited about all the autumn related activities coming up. I think it'll be a cheeky trip to Starbucks at lunch for a hot drink

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the best, my favoruite season. I've had my first seasonal latte and it was lush.

      Delete
  2. I love decorating my room with Halloween/Autumn decorations, I love drinking tea and reading a good book with a cosy blanket, … 😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw your decorations on insta, they're gorgeous!

      Delete
  3. I love Autumn! Hot drinks on cold days is so warming and comforting. It’s always nice to treat yourself to a coffee shop coffee once in a while. I never thought of having a picnic in the colder months but now you mention it, it does sound like a great idea. Less people and less bugs is definitely a bonus! Thanks for sharing Cora! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All of the layers, and extra blanket to wrap around you, and peace and quite.

      Delete
  4. The amount of joy you watching Dynasty brings me is quite tragically high 😂. I am so very excited to start season 2, for Strictly Come Dancing and other shows I enjoy returning and collecting some cosy new long-sleeved pyjamas too. Love the idea of a list like this 😊
    Amy x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yessss! I can't wait to see all of the amazing outfits.
      I'm trying so hard to resist buying all of the pyjamas, it's getting to the point where I could wear a different pair every night for two weeks.

      Delete
  5. i love autumn bc i no longer feel like im going to faint every day ahah.
    i cant wait for drinking more tea and hot chocolate than usual. also im binging horror movies!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No more heat! It's like I can breathe again.
      And yay to horror film season! The cheesier the better for me, I'm a huge fan of the it's so bad it's good type.

      Delete
  6. Ahhh I loved this so much, it's made me feel so autumnal! Adored your description of all the lovely autumn things - aaall the pastries ahhh! - I love binging tv shows too and a Bonfire latte sounds amazing :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I mean, just try and keep my away from pies! I got my bonfire latte and it was delicious, I'd definitely recommend if you can get to a Costa!

      Delete
  7. Aw, I wish our weather would allow for picnics! Maybe an indoor one with a blanket fort and fairylights will have to do haha

    I took a look at your Autumn re-reads. The Secret Garden sounds like a sweet read! I've heard of it but never got around to it :) Have a lovely Autumn!

    Camillea Reads || Twitter || Instagram

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh an indoor picnic! Definitely going to give that a go too, it'd be so cosy!
      I just can't wait for the cold, bright day with no rain, because that's my perfect picnic day.
      The Secret Garden is so lovely, and there's a new illustrated edition from Mina Lima that I have my eye on.

      Delete
  8. I'm so ready for fall, so it's not a million degrees in my apartment anymore. LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ahh, there's just such a good vibe in the air when autumn starts. I'm really looking forward to curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa, ready to binge watch! x

    - annesmiles 🌻

    ReplyDelete
  10. I’m with you on the Summer picnics, in fact I’m not a massive fan of Summer full stop. I would love to start knitting again, my Nan taught me when I was younger and although I could only do the most basic stitch it was so therapeutic.
    Great post 😊

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comment.

If you've left a link back to your own blog, expect a visit from me very soon - I spend pretty much all day reading blogs and taking part in bookish discussions!