My Autumn/Winter Bucket List

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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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20 thoughts on “My Autumn/Winter Bucket List

  1. Hannah says:

    Love this idea & how all of the items on this list are corona/social distancing friendly.
    Definitely need to go Pumpkin picking this year. The farm that I picked last year had been wiped out so the pumpkin patch content was not the Instagram vibe I was hoping for, will have to choose somewhere else this year.
    Cannot stand horror movies but may re-watch Gilmore Girls as I have seen so many people taking about how it is the perfect Autumn show!
    HUGE fan of National Trust sites. I am so glad that they are re-opening now so I can go take cute photographs in front of old houses again (lol).
    What is your favourite meal to make at the moment?
    I mean, you have to pick somewhere else starting with B now! Cannot break the tradition…
    Excited to see all your festive content! 🙂 xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much lovely lady, this is such a thoughtful comment! I am so pleased you enjoyed this post. Pumpkin picking is the ultimate way to get into the autumnal mood, it is always such a fun day out – I so hope that you find somewhere new to go to! I’ve never watched Gilmore Girls before, is it on Netflix? I absolutely love National Trust sites, you are always guaranteed to get the best pictures ever there! Thank you so much once again for reading 🙂 xx

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      • Hannah says:

        Would HIGHLY recommend Gilmore Girls although it is a commitment as there are ?7 seasons plus the 4 ’10 years later’ episodes that were released recently. If you have seen & enjoyed Gossip Girl, PLL and/or Modern Family, you should enjoy Gilmore Girls. xx

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  2. Chloe Luna says:

    Eeee I love this so much! I haven’t actually been pumpkin picking before but it looks like such a good photoshoot opportunity haha. Hope you manage to achieve all of these lovely !!xx

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  3. Karen Wodstrup says:

    What a great post! I really want to visit a Christmas market too, however, I’m really unsure about if we’ll have any this year because of COVID. A trip somewhere sounds amazing too. I actually just went on a spa retreat with my mum which was gorgeous – god i needed that. Great post! xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you soo much lovely lady, I am a bit unsure whether a market will be ticked off my list too. I may just have to pop into some quirky christmas shops to fulfil my market wishes haha! Oooo the spa sounds so much fun, I think after I give birth a spa is defo needed (as I sadly can’t go in any hot tubs or saunas whilst pregnant). Thanks so much once again for reading! xx

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  4. Castles and Hurricanes says:

    Pumpkin picking sounds like it would be so fun! I’m not sure if I’ve ever gone (if so, it was when I was really young). I really want to have a Halloween movie night too, and I also have the Haunting of Bly Manor on my list! Having a night away sounds amazing as well; I’ve certainly missed traveling so I’d be happy to travel anywhere, even if it’s not that far.

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    • chloeburford says:

      Pumpkin picking really is such an amazing day out, it gets you right in the autumnal spirit (is autumnal spirit even a thing haha?!) I have just started watching Bly Manor and can confirm it is amazing and defo worth watching. Thank you so much for reading and supporting my blog I really appreciate it, I hope you manage to travel soon 🙂 xx

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