Our Autumn Bucket List
Take a long walk in the woodsThis is a bit of a tradition for us but I usually take the kids to Plessey woods in the autumn and we collect leaves to make a tree collage at home. It's always lots of fun.
Make Proper Hot ChocolatesAs a one-off Friday night treat after school I'm going to treat the kids to proper hot chocolates - there will be no expense spared. I'll make them with proper chocolate drops, whole milk, squirty cream, marshmallows, a flake........Perfect!
Buy New BootsThis one is just for me but I always like to treat myself to a new pair of boots in the autumn. I have my eye on these Whisper Boots from HotterUK. Aren't they dreamy!
Plan an AWESOME October Half TermWe usually go away during October Half Term but this year Steve is working for most of it so unfortunately a week away isn't on the cards this year. That's not to say it won't be awesome though. I am planning a trip to The Dark Garden at Alnwick Garden which is a dramatic after-hours interactive experience plus we'll be popping into Alnwick Castle to catch the medieval alchemist, crafts, broomstick training and jester performances.
After reading so much about Preston Park we are planning a trip to their Half Term Hocus Pocus event. There's the chance to go shopping in their very own Diagon Alley, visit mystical owls plus broomstick training and potion making. Sounds fab! Finally, we will also be signing up to lots of Juice Festival Activities (WindyBops and the Day of the Dead are two that have caught our eye) and ending our week with a trip to the Digital Kids Show.
Spend Time with FriendsEveryone seems to be less busy in autumn compared to summer so I will be using this to my advantage and making sure I spend lots of time with friends. I already have a weekend booked at St Mary's Inn for Chloe and Simon's wedding, have planned a Halloween cocktail party and have booked a trip to The Kings Lodge Inn with Chloe and Katie. Lots to look forward to.
Watch FireworksWe don't have any plans for bonfire night at the moment however last year we visited Lightwater Valley and loved it so depending on Steve's shifts we may do that again. Whatever happens though, I definitely want to watch a display somewhere.
Celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversaryWe celebrate 10 years of marriage this November. WOW where does the time go! We have actually booked a break to Cuba next year to celebrate so won't be too extravagant in our celebrations but I do think we'll head out for a nice lunch somewhere - let me know if you have any suggestions.
Eat lots of Comfort FoodI cannot wait to get my slow cooker out of hibernation. Mince and Dumplings, Steak Pie, Apple Crumble.....mmmm it's all the cards!
Go Blackberry PickingThe kids are always asking to do this but it's been a few years since we had the chance. This year I am determined we will do it! Let me know where the best places to go are as I don't have a clue.
So there you have our autumn bucket list - I simply can't wait. Let me know what you have planned this season too.