Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn's Here

Yesterday* I felt it was the right day to post this. The first cold day, the first day I'd properly noticed the leaves falling down from the tree's, the first day it properly felt like Autumn.....but then I was knackered, kept myself away from the internet and fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!

Today it was warm and sunny again. So bizarre in October but the crisp cold weather came back this evening. Although I hate to be cold and it makes it so much harder to get out of bed, this time of year doesn't feel right without it. It's a novelty at the moment and you can't get that festive feeling without the dropping temperature and the dark evenings for the up coming celebrations of Halloween, Bonfire night and then of course Christmas which is creeping up at an alarming rate!

not inc yesterdays leaf collection
We've been digging out the hats, gloves and scarfs today (to see what still fits G) and yesterday collected some fallen leaves (they're finally changing colour!) to add to our little Autumn collection of conkers and fir cones. Last year we made a picture with G's leaf collection (with mummy's help) which you can see at the top of the page. (As you can see I've been having a bit of a play with pic monkey...this one's turned out a bit like a 3 year old's effort...I got a bit carried away with the effects).

This evening we started threading some conkers as G decided she wanted to make a necklace out of them. Mummy did not find this autumn activity as enjoyable as she'd anticipated ....why is string so hard to thread through them?! I actually gave up after 3 and postponed the conker necklace making until tomorrow when I'll hopefully have renewed patience. Surely threading some string through a conker is a skill all mum's naturally possess? I don't remember my mum getting frustrated about it. There must be a trick I'm missing. A giant needle would help!
Tomorrow we'll hopefully be seeing friends and later I'll get the glue out for G to get creative with her leaves. I'm going to leave her to it this time to see what she comes up with.

After watching one of Brummymummyof2's youtube clips I trekked up to Aldi to have a look at their Halloween stock whilst out on the weekly dreaded grocery shop. We came back with this ->
I'm not sure if it will encourage trick or treaters or put them off! :)

I can't wait to carve a pumpkin with G, make some halloween gingerbread biscuits and get her all dressed up. We got all mummy's old musical Halloween toys out of the cupboard yesterday. One she's still scared of, a couple she's entertained by, one broken one that was one of the only things that settled her as a baby and another, a skeleton that dances to Ricky Martin's Livin La Vida Loca with flashing lights, that she loves! I came back in the room to find her singing and dancing to it. Too cute!
This year I'd love to try out some fancy Pumpkin carvings that you see online, or these days on Pinterest, but realistically it will just be the usual scary face.

I'm also looking forward to digging out G's bright pink ear defenders for Bonfire night and making some chocolate apples! I love fireworks, although the night would be best if spent with a lot of friends or family which we haven't had the chance to do for a while.

I love all these things about Autumn. The frenzied build up to Christmas and increasing energy bills can be stressful when funds are so tight but there is still a lot to look foward too.

What do you enjoy most about Autumn? Or are you not a fan?

*Written 5/10/14


  1. Looks like you've been having a sweet autumn! I'm loving your blog and just started following it on Bloglovin! Nice to meet you in the blogosphere!

  2. Thanks so much for reading and following Lydia :) Lovely to meet you too xx