As we all know, seasonal and festive activities are going to be very limited this year all thanks to ‘rona, so I have combined my Autumn and Winter bucket lists together this year (if not, we’d have an extremely short blog post this week). I hope you enjoy!
Autumn Bucket List
Go pumpkin picking
My 2019 autumnal highlight was pumpkin picking with my bestie Chan. We visited our local farm and spent the day picking pumpkins, taking pictures and exploring the farm. If you are interested in reading all about our trip, then click the link here! This day trip is something I really want to do each year as it’s the best way to kickstart the spooky season and as I am writing this I am in the process of booking tickets for us to visit this year – think about how cute it will pumpkin picking next year when I have the little one with us!
Have a horror movie night
Although I am an absolute wimp and spend the duration of horror films hiding behind a cushion I just can’t get enough of them. This year, a Halloween night out is definitely not on the cards (unless I go dressed as a pumpkin with my bump haha), so I really want to have a cosy evening in with Harry or my friends and binge watch lots of horror films. Currently on my to-watch list is The Haunting of Bly Manor and Halloween – if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!
Go on woodland walks
You can always rely on National Trust parks to give you a relaxing family day out, especially in the Autumn when the leaves start turning golden. When I lived at home, me and my family would often spend our Sundays strolling around gorgeous parks and having picnics and it’s something I miss. I definitely want to start doing more walks, especially as I am coming into my third trimester. Keep your eyes peeled on my insta for cute woodland walk snaps!
Learn new hearty dinner recipes
As you all know, I only moved out from the family home late last year so I am still learning lots of new recipes. Slowly but surely I am becoming an adult haha! There is something so comforting about making the flat super cosy by lighting the candles, and eating a warm hearty meal when the weather is dark and gloomy. Our slow cooker is becoming my best friend when it comes to dinner time, so I really want to learn new slow cooker soup and stew recipes.
Winter Bucket List
Book a night away
Another annual tradition me and Chan have is going on a Christmas city break and of course each year I document our trips away on my blog. Here are the links to our Christmas follow me arounds to: Birmingham, Brighton and Bournemouth. However this year is slightly different as I will be heavily pregnant and knowing my luck I will have go into early labour when I am 100 miles away from home. So this year I think we are going to choose somewhere close to home and go in early December as calling off our trip away would be so sad. Plus I think we could all do with a break after this year!
Shoot festive content
Something I was talking to Phoebe about the other day was the lack of content I’ve produced this year compared to last, especially on insta. I feel like I have neglected my Instagram this year and I’m definitely going to place the blame on Covid as for 6 months we were in lockdown and even now restrictions have lifted slightly, I am still not venturing into town or doing as many days out as I usually would be. This Christmas I really want to document as much as I can and try and save my Instagram from being a total flop. I especially want to take as many cute pictures as possible whilst I have my bump, rather than the standard stood in front the mirror photos.
Visit a Christmas market
Christmas markets are such a December necessity and I must say my favourite has to be the Bath Christmas market or maybe the Birmingham one. I absolutely adore wrapping up warm and strolling around the different stalls with a mulled cider in hand and trying all the different foods. I am not 100% sure whether the main Christmas markets are going ahead this year, but I am determined to try and find a small one to go to – plus you know you will always be able to find good stocking fillers at markets.
What’s on your bucket lists for Autumn and Winter? Do you have any festive getaways planned? As always, thank you so much for reading and showing the blog some love.
Until next time,