5 Things to do this Autumn

Wow it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve had a busy term at work. But now Autumn is in full swing, and I’ve been absolutely loving the change in the season. I normally hate the cold and the dark, but I’ve been trying to embrace each season for it’s own beauty, so here are some things I’ve been doing to welcome in Autumn.

 

1. Drinking hot Apple and Cinnamon Tea. No drink smells as Autumnal as apple and cinnamon.

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2. Harvesting. Whether it’s walking along an English hedgerow and harvesting the blackberries, or digging up veg from the garden or allotment, nothing is more heartening than cooking with something fresh out of the earth. Somehow it tastes so much better.

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3. Eating porridge – I’ve never been that much of a fan of porridge, I find it rather claggy. But I recently tried putting blackberries into it to make ‘purple porridge’ and ohmygoodness, it’s so good. Add pumpkin seeds, blueberries, chia seeds and maple syrup for extra sweetness, goodness and crunch.

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4. Welcoming in the darker evenings by stringing up fairy lights, and lighting candles. Make a little Autumnal display and change up some of the cushions for a cosier Autumnal feel. Try adding warmer tones, and cosier textures, it’s amazing how a change as small as cushions and throws can change the feel of a room.

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5. Reading. I’m not much of a reader, and in Summer I always feel like I ought to be outside, not reading. But in Autumn and Winter, it’s often too cold or wet to be out, the perfect time to re-kindle you’re love of books.

What traditions/rituals/routines do you have for welcoming Autumn?

Spring Lookbook

What to wear for Spring and Summer Weddings this Season

Hi loves, I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful long weekend. For this look book I want to share the items I’ve found for the Spring/Summer hen parties and weddings I have coming up. I have 4 weddings to go to this year! For one I’m a maid of honour, and for that I’m wearing the green Jenny Yoo dress. Each picture is a link to the item, however, the Blue shoes are the closest I can find to the one’s I’m actually wearing which are Reiss from a few seasons ago – mine aren’t slingbacks.

I spent months trying to find something suitable for the country weddings I’m going to, many of which are in the beautiful Cotswolds, in garden settings and I have to say I’ve been saved by the return of the Midi Dress!

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Urban Outfitters Hoop Earings

Beautiful Burford

This morning I met a friend for brunch in Burford. It’s a beautiful medieval town which grew rich on the wool trade. It’s a superb example of a classic Cotswold Town with many thatched buildings and almost all built of Cotswold stone, of course.

By the church we found a blossoming tree brightening up this gloomy day.

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Back home, later the same afternoon I found myself making a coffee to counter-act how sleepy I felt. This weather is really taking its toll. When will the warm weather arrive!?

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