My favourite season is upon us. Spoiler alert: It’s autumn. As is tradition, I’m writing my annual autumn appreciation post (read my previous ones here) and sharing the things I’m looking forward to over the next few months.
1. Making travel plans
Matt and I didn’t go on holiday this year because he had knee surgery; he’s had several months off work so we’ve had to be super careful with money and mortgage and bills have to be paid before holidays, boo 🙁 To make up for this, we’ve decided to go to America next year, yay! We quickly decided against Orlando, as Matt wants to see the Star Wars expansion which is scheduled for completion in 2019. We’re not 100% decided on the details, but I think we’ve decided on a road trip so I will be doing lots of research and planning during the dark autumn nights; I can see many, many hours being spent on TripAdvisor.
2. Falling back into love with reading
I lost interest in reading this year. Reading has always been my number one favourite thing to do, so it makes me really sad to write that. Earlier this year I posted about taking part in the Popsugar Reading Challenge. I think this is why I’ve barely read anything as I’ve felt guilty if I read a book that wasn’t on the list, but I really haven’t been in the mood to read any of those books. So I’ve promised myself over the next few months to read anything that I like the look/sound of, rather than feeling guilty for not completing the challenge. I also have a couple of books from PRs that I want to read and review on here, so I might start with those.
3. New episodes of my favourite shows
The new season of Grey’s Anatomy has started, and the first two episodes were better than the entire last season – I’m super excited for the next episode! Stranger Things is also back – we could not be more excited and it’s nice to have something to watch with Matt as we don’t generally share the same taste in TV shows. We’re totally planning to binge watch on October 27th! Also looking forward to season 2 of Riverdale which is starting October 12th on Netflix.
4. Creating some recipe posts
I really enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and I have wanted to post more recipes on here for a long, long time. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media when I have some free time, I’m going to try making some delicious food and posting the recipes. I am by no means adventurous, so I’ll be sharing recipes that are super easy so anyone can give them a go.
5. Embracing hygge
Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is basically enjoying life’s simple pleasures, and this is what autumn is all about for me. It’s lighting my scented candles and settling down with a blanket and hot drink while I get lost in a good book. It’s taking cute pictures that look pretty for instagram after a crappy
day week at work. My favourite candles to burn in autumn are from B&M of all places; I discovered them last year and they are so scented it’s unreal. They come in a number of autumn-inspired fragrances such as Pumpkin Waffles and Marshmallow Fireside; sadly I can’t find a link to them online but they are always available in my local stores so definitely pop down to yours for a bargain as the older ones with silver lids are £2.99 if you can find them, but most of them are now the £3.99 ones with fancy copper lids.