October is nearly over, and with it another year of Autumnal memories made. It flew by in a haze of woodland walks, pumpkin picking, bubble baths and bedtime reading. Despite my sadness at how this month and last just whizzed by, I’m really excited for the last couple of weeks and November – I still have a few fun Autumnal events planned and things to cross off my seasonal bucket list!
For todays Blogtober post I thought I’d share a few things I’m looking forward to.
We picked our pumpkins a couple weekends back but have yet to carve them! I’m really looking forward to sitting down and creating some spooky designs. Carving pumpkins has definitely become a yearly tradition for us now.
Attend a Fun Fair
Every Autumn I try to find a local fun fair to attend – this year, so far, I haven’t had the time! I’m really hoping that before the season is out I can find one – I just love eating all the hot sugary doughnuts and riding on the carousels till I feel dizzy.
Okay this is something I’ve already done but let’s face it, can you really have too many Autumnal woodland walks? I’m hoping to fit more in whilst the scenery is still so gorgeous.
Words cannot adequately express how excited I am for Halloween. Every year I get dressed up and spend the evening doing something fun. In previous years I’ve taken a Ghost Bus tour around London, taken a Fright Move house tour around Cromwell Manor (that one was really spooky!) and attended a Halloween-themed fun fair complete with fireworks. This year my family and I are attending a Halloween night at Adventure Island in Southend on the Saturday before. There’s said to be lots of spooky stalls and the staff will be dressed up – it’s all rounded off with some fireworks over the sea front. I really can’t wait! I have most of my costume ready now, but need to purchase a few more bits to complete it- I will of course share it over here when it’s ready.
I’ve also booked three days off work this year (the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) so I can thoroughly enjoy the spooky season. I haven’t yet made plans for Monday or Tuesday (but a night in London could be on the cards) however on the actual evening of Halloween (Wednesday 31st) I’ll be sat indoors, watching spooky films and handing out goody bags to the Trick or Treaters.
Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night
Bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year – there’s just something so atmospheric and lovely about being bundled up in a cosy coat and watching fireworks explode and glitter in the sky. This year Gareth and I plan to go to the fireworks event at Kimbolton Castle where there’s a fun fair, live music and a licensed bar selling mulled wine. As this is on Friday 2nd and Guy Fawkes falls on Monday 5th, I’ll also try to find some Saturday/Sunday events local to my parents, so I can watch fireworks with them too.
My birthday falls in late November (so technically I’m an Autumn baby!) and this year I’ve decided to celebrate it with a trip to Paris. Paris is one of my all-time favourite places in the world, and I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to see my 29th year on the planet in than with drinks, dancing and dinner there! We’re only there for two days and one night but I’m sure we’ll make the most of it with plenty of coffees, patisseries and lazy walks along the River Seine and to the Eiffel Tower. I loved Paris in the spring but I’m sure I’ll love it even more in the Autumn.
So that’s everything I have planned for the upcoming weeks. Once November ends I’ll be sure to start getting in to the festive-spirit and looking forward to a Winter filled with (hopefully) more happy memories!
What are some things you’re looking forward to for the remainder of Autumn?