I held on to the summer for dear life. You may remember in my post back in August I urged everyone to make the best of those longer days. Now we’re more than a third of the way through October (I have absolutely no idea how that happened either) I’ve said my fond farewell to summer 2017 and I have all the jazz hands for autumn this year. Maybe it was due to the impromptu harvest festival singalong we had on the RMLtd team chat a few weeks ago, hence the title of this post.
I flit between setting myself goals for the new season and being a bit more relaxed about the whole thing. This time around I’m just mentioning the things I’m looking forward to as the leaves begin to fall.
Light The Fire
I still light candles during the summer but step it up a gear in autumn. While I love the soft glow of a candle flicker nothing gets me quite like a burning fire. We had out first fire this week and it perked me up no end.
New TV Viewing
I bloody loved the Netflix Lady Gaga documentary and James and I have just finished the second series of Narcos which means we’re after another series to binge watch. He’s run ahead of me and started Ozark so I’m not sure if I should try and catch him up. I’m up to date on Designated Survivor and to be honest it’s gone past the ‘it’s so bad, it’s SO good’ mark and to be honest I just think it’s just well, bad now. Time to take a look at all the recommendations you mentioned in Charlotte’s TV series feature. Oh and when is Blue Planet 2 on? Have you seen the trailer? It looks absolutely incredible.
I still haven’t had time to put away my summer clothes or sort out my list of what I need to buy for the new season. New jeans are high on my list and aren’t they an utter pain to find? I have embraced the red trend though and bought this cute french tee from New Look the other day and a bright scarf from H&M which I’ve been wearing with my parka. The search for new jumpers continues though.
Over the summer I really got into work related podcasts and we have also been listening to My Dad Wrote A Porno on car journeys. We have lots of plans to visit family and friends over the next few months so road trips are afoot. I’m thinking Serial should be next on our list.
Despite my many trips to London I hardly ever do the tourist thing. James and I are hoping to do The Tate and The Tower of London on our next jaunt in November. We’ll be too late for the People’s Revolt – an interactive experience but it looks like a whole load of fun if you’re fancy a London landmark after-dark experience in October.
Crunching leaves underfoot. What a dreamy way to spend a weekend morning. The National Trust have a really handy guide to some of the most beautiful autumnal ambles if you fancy getting your wellies on. The post walk pub Sunday dinner after is always my favourite though.
Speaking of eating, James and I have booked a Cotswolds stay for our wedding anniversary next month. We’ve made a reservation for the Wild Rabbit and plan to hit Daylesford again. Any other recommendations around the Stow-on-the-Wold area would be gratefully received.
James has just fitted a new column radiator at the bottom of the stairs and I’m currently plotting what I can put above it. The wire rack Rebecca has in her utility room was a high contender but I reckon folks would get their clothes caught on it going up and down the stairs – nothing more annoying than a pull in your new jersey. There’s been talk of us making some form of wooden cubby shelf this weekend. Other than that, we are yet to start on the bathroom however I think I’ve made progress with the tiles so I’ll keep you posted.
Unlike years gone by I’m not going to get my head into Christmas mode until after our anniversary hence the lack of festive related activities on this list. It’s all about living in the moment for me. However if you saw the long list of Christmas content up our sleeves across Rock My Style and Rock My Family and the amount of shoots involved you’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve turned into Mrs Clause. For now though serve me up the apple crumble, and don’t forget the sloe gin.
What are you looking forward to this autumn? What are you watching, wearing, baking or enjoying?