Pumpkin Picking & Sunday Brunching|Follow Me Around

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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, 

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15 thoughts on “Pumpkin Picking & Sunday Brunching|Follow Me Around

  1. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Aw girl this post made me so happy that you got to enjoy a perfect weekend with your besties my love, this makes me so happy! And babe that photo of you pumpkin picking is FLAWLESS! Honestly, you look gorgeous 😍😍😍 love your outfit too and the pink jumper you wore in Bath! Chloe your style is perfect 😍😍 loving this post hun so pleased you enjoyed your weekend and sending all the love – there will be many more weekends just like this on their way for you! Lots of love Queen ❤️❤️❤️

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    • chloeburford says:

      Ahhhh you are just the SWEETEST ever. Thank you so so much for yet again posting the kindest comment and sharing such lovely words, it has made my entire week!! Thank you so much, it has been so hard trying to dress nicely now my clothes barely fit over my bump haha! I hope October is treating you well and you are staying safe. Roll on happier & healthier times xxxx

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  2. Chanelle says:

    Aww what a shame the pumpkin patch wasn’t as memorable in the same way as last year! Despite the weather not being good, I bet you’ll look back on the day and laugh 😛 At least you got a nice warm meal at the end x

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  3. Chloe Luna says:

    Oh wow so cute !! I’m still yet to ever go pumpkin picking haha (maybe next year) but cute cafes are an absolute must – you aways choose the most beautiful places! It sounds like you had a lovely time, hopefully there’ll be more of this to come if the world ever goes back to “normal” again! xx

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  4. gemmaajaynee says:

    This is such a lovely post! Considering everything going on right now and being back in lockdown 😊 this year has been hard, but we just have to make the most. Also I have always been an early Christmas shopper 😂 xxx

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  5. Hannah says:

    Your pumpkin picking experience sounds very similar to mine last year! There were hardly any pumpkins left and the ones that were were either very muddy or mouldy – not the cute Instagram content I was hoping for!
    That is such a cute cafe! You and Phoebe always pick the cutest spots for brunch!
    As someone who always buys my Christmas presents in October because I like being organised, I would highly recommend. You don’t need to worry about things being out of stock or having to rush last minute or about the time it will take to ship because you are prepared. It is never too early to start Christmas shopping! I have definitely used the January sales for birthday/Christmas presents before!! xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Its so typical that this year pumpkin picking was a bit of a fail haha, its almost like we just need to accept this year is like no other haha!! Ahh I absolutely love a cute brunch spot, it has to be one of my fav things to do. That’s so true, it is so nice to spend December relaxing without panic buying. Thank you so much for reading, I hope December is treating you well lovely xxx

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