There is change in the air: chilly mornings, wood fires, and woolly jumpers. And a change in my habits: what I eat, read and do. I know I’m not the only one who changes mood at this time of year, and starts looking forward to autumnal activities. Inspired by Michelle, I’ve put down a few of my own autumn ‘to dos’.
- Read some classics – old stories of big rattling houses, mysterious attic residents, and strangers in a storm. Perfect fireside reading.
- Bake something new – I have my baking favourites that I stick too, perhaps for lack of time, or inspiration. But, I am going to try out some of the recipes on those clean, unrumpled pages in my cookbooks.
- Do muddy walks & pub lunches – the food is all the tastier, and the warmth all the cosier, having been out in the wet and wind.
- Sew something to wear – I’ll happily sew stuff, but am daunted by proper seamstressing. So, this is my challenge to myself.
- Take a city trip – stripped back trees showing more architecture, new exhibitions, and extra excuses for coffee stops.
- Pick up sticks – I haven’t knitted anything since this project went a little awry. ‘nough said.
- Take naps – my new job involves commuting daily by ferry. I have big plans to read lots while I travel, but I suspect that won’t happen..
- Correspond – sitting down with pen and paper for some proper snail mail catch up is the perfect pace for this time of year.
- Embrace the wind – strolling on the beach, getting buffeted about and watching the whipped up waves.
- Wrap up in wool - plenty more excuses now to wear my favourite fibre.
What’s on your to do list?