Last weekend felt like the most normal weekend I’ve had since February, which is ironic considering now we are going into England’s second lock down. But I am so glad I managed to have a lovely weekend with friends before this was announced and really hope everyone takes care of themselves during this scary and unsettling time (what a year ay?).
Follow me around’s have and always will be my favourite style of post to read and write so of course I had to share it with you, especially as it was a very busy one filled with pumpkin picking, brunching and Christmas shopping. I hope you enjoy!
Saturday | Pumpkin Picking & Cosy Pubs
If you have been stuck around for a while then you may remember last year me and Chan visited our local farm to go pumpkin picking and it was the most Autumnal day out ever that we loved so much we decided to make a yearly tradition. If you would like to read last year’s pumpkin picking post, then please click the link here.
However last year we visited in early October, where the weather was on our side, the field was still green and full of pumpkins. Whereas this year we could only go on the last weekend of October meaning it wasn’t as instagrammable as I imagined. Was it raining? Yes. Did I dress for the occasion? Definitely not. Let me paint the image for you: 7 months pregnant, wearing trainers instead of wellies, trying to tame my out of control hair and pose for cute pics whilst picking pumpkins in what I can only describe as a muddy swamp. As you can imagine not many images will be making it to the gram haha – nonetheless it was so much fun and we definitely got a few laughs out of it. Huge props to Chan for being crouched in the mud trying to take as cute pictures as possible.
After nearly slipping in the mud countless times we made our way to checkout to clean our pumpkins and pay. We did plan on visiting their onsite farm but frankly we were so windswept and cold, we retreated to the pub. There is something so Autumnal about eating a hearty meal in a cosy pub whilst being next to the fire, if only I could drink as a beer would’ve made it perfect. Once we finished we made our way back to my flat to binge watch more ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’, who else is obsessed with it? I refuse to watch it on my own though (I swear I am the biggest wimp).
Although the weather wasn’t too kind to us, it was still such a fun day out and I cannot wait for next year’s pumpkin picking when we have the little one with us. Note to self: wear some wellies next time.
Sunday | Brunching, Christmas Shopping & Bestie Catch Ups
Days out with Phoebe are one of my favourites and I am so gutted that this year we haven’t gone out as much as the years prior. If you would like to read our previous follow me around’s then they are linked here, here and here.
We started our day trip in Bath as we always do, brunching in a cute cafe, and this time around we visited newly renovated Cafe Walcot. Last time I brunched here I honestly didn’t think any improvements were needed as it was gorgeous, but now somehow it is even more aesthetically pleasing. The cafe has been transformed into every houseplant lovers dream and is complete with artisanal decor.
I wish I was one of those people who experiments with their food choices and tries new things on the menu, but I am so predictable and always stick to what I know and love. My brunch choices are either pancakes, avo on toast or a granola bowl, so of course I ordered a granola bowl and it did not disappoint.
After having a good natter we left Cafe Walcot and made our way into the centre to do some Christmas shopping. This year I have really wanted to be as organised as possible because 1) you never know what is going to happen with the ‘rona situation and 2) baby Jefferies might not be very patient and arrive early. It definitely felt less manic Christmas shopping in October as opposed to in December, I think I may have to start shopping early every year!
Last weekend was the most perfect one and definitely one I won’t be having for a long time now. I hope everyone stays safe during this second lockdown and looks after their mental health as well as physical.
Until next time,