Top Three Indie and Arthouse Films To Watch This Autumn

Autumn is a great time to catch up on film; when the nights are drawing in and the rain is splattering against your windows there’s none of that FOMO that Summer brings about. Suddenly everyone is living their best Hygge-inspired lives firmly shut indoors with their pumpkin-spiced candles and knitted blankets. Binge-watching films on a Sunday becomes a ‘movie marathon day’ and not a sign of depression – just one of the many reasons the cold and cosy months are my favourite.

It being October it only feels appropriate that I share of list of horror films. Unfortunately I’m not a fan in the slightest so I’ll have to forgo that idea and share something a little different with you instead. Here’s my top three list of my favourite indie and arthouse films that I feel are well worth a watch this Autumn.

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Autumn Bucket List

Before the Autumn season starts and the leaves begin to fall I like to write up a little bucket list of all the things I hope to see and do before Winter claws its way in. Autumn is my most favourite season and I like to make sure it’s packed with plenty of fun activities so that I’m not wasting it. My Dad always said it’s important to have things to look forward to so for today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share my seasonal bucket list with you.

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Growing a Pumpkin – Tips and Tricks

I’m the type of person that can’t keep a cactus alive; despite the fact that I absolutely adore the thought of growing my own fruit, veg and flowers I have never been all that green-fingered.

That makes the next statement even more unbelievable; this year I grew my own pumpkin from seed (and it’s pretty sizeable too!) For today’s Blogtober post I thought I would share a few tips and tricks to growing your own pumpkin – pieces of advice I learned along the way. It’s not as easy as it looks but it is very rewarding and if I can do it, anyone can!

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The Frog

Pools of sunlight ripple on the river, a warm Autumn sun breathing life in to the marshes. I scan between the reeds and pond weed for a flash of golden eye, expertly camouflaged, easily missed. I’ve trodden those same wooden boardwalks countless times; followed all the beaten pathways. No matter how many times I make the journey, I always scan the water hoping to catch a glimpse of a frog. (more…)

What’s In My Record Collection?

On rainy Autumn days there’s nothing nicer than pulling a record from the crate and playing it on the turn table – snuggling up in a cosy blanket and singing your heart out.

Today I thought I would share a few records from my collection and explain why they stand out or mean something to me. Dust off your favourite vinyl and join me for a moment or two.

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Blogtober Begins

The rain is coming down in sheets, darkness rakes its fingers across the morning sky. Long gone are the days of heading out in a cotton dress and bare legs –  October is finally here.

And with it, comes Blogtober.

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Staying soft

Last November I wrote an article for Lucky Dip Club that was titled ‘Your emotions are your strengths – why you shouldn’t grow a thicker skin.’ In case it wasn’t completely obvious by my disgusting penchant for over-sharing on the internet, I am a bloody soft sort of person. That article is completely on brand for me.

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Life Updates – June 2019

All the daffodils are long wilted. Blossoms fallen from the tree. June is here and with it comes wind, rain and grey skies (your typical British weather then, really.) It’s kinda hard to believe that we’re already half-way through the year. So much has happened yet at the same time I feel stuck – paralysed in a moment which I am unable to move forward from. It has been two months since I last wrote a blog post so today I thought it was time to check in and let you know what’s been going on in my world.

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