Many people have a favourite season. Mine is definitely winter. All the things that other people hate are the things I love about it. I love the dark evenings because people decorate their homes with beautiful lights and streets look so jolly. I love the chilly weather, being able to wear snuggly jumpers and scarves and the glistening of the frost in the morning. Not to mention of course Christmas!
Chatting to lots of my friends and many of them feel that Autumn is a much better season. Previously I have felt fairly non plus about Autumn. It’s just a quiet time of waiting before we get to the excitement of Christmas.
This year, someone on Instagram (so sorry I can remember who!) shared a check list of things to do during Autumn, from http://www.CraftsonSea.co.uk. Rory loves a list and was determined to do as many as possible! Suddenly we found our Autumn has a new sense of purpose and I think we all appreciated it a little more.
We definitely didn’t manage to tick off an activity for every day of October but we had a great time doing the ones we did try and many of them were outdoor activities which was fabulous.
Rory really enjoyed going blackberry picking and making this into a blackberry crumble. This is something we do most years but this year he was old enough to make the crumble independently, although carefully watched by Grandma!
Other more traditional activities took on a new twist. Rory collected lots of conkers on an Autumnal walk but rather than string them up and play the usual conker game, I popped them in water with some Autumn leaves and froze them to make an ice excavation game. Both boys really enjoyed smashing away at the ice to rescue their conkers.
If you’ve been following my other Blogtober posts, you’ll see we have tried a variety of Autumn themed crafts too which have been fantastic for when the weather has been a bit miserable.
All in all, I feel the focus on Autumnal activities has definitely helped me find my love for the season again and to appreciate the beauty of Autumn!