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10 Autumn Pastimes

10th October 2014

Autumn Pastimes


Autumn is for collecting conkers, carving pumpkins, walking through forests of fallen leaves and writing your name with a sparkler. There’s something quite magical about the anticipation of change and here are a few things I’ll be doing to seek inspiration and celebrate this glorious season.

Autumn Pastimes

1. The great outdoors

A walk in the countryside is nothing short of invigorating, especially when the leaves are looking so delectably golden. The crisp air helps to blow away the cobwebs and the distant horizon generates feelings of calmness and peace. Most definitely my favourite autumn pursuit.

2. Hot chocolate, cream and marshmallows or [insert favourite beverage here]

After a date with the great outdoors it’s nice to seek refuge in a coffee shop. My drink of choice is a large hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows, and I enjoy grabbing an armchair by the window and watching the world go by.

Autumn Pastimes

3. Cosy evenings in

Scented candles, fairy lights, popcorn, a large blanket and an old film or two. After all, why shouldn’t every evening feel as cosy as Christmas?

4. A new season treat

Autumn is about cashmere scarves, snuggly jumpers and luxurious coats. So when the weather changes I like to treat myself to a little something from the new season collections. It only takes a couple of classic new pieces and my entire wardrobe feels new again. I’d take quality over quantity any day! Further reading: how to simplify your wardrobe in four easy steps.

Autumn Pastimes

5. Afternoon tea with friends

Indulging in afternoon tea is a glorious occasion and it’s a fabulous way to catch up with friends when it’s cold outside. More tea anyone?

6. Autumnal creativity

Darker evenings and more time spent indoors provide the perfect opportunity to get creative. So, whether it’s finally learning to crochet or sewing a tapestry there’s no better time to learn. You could even make a few unique Christmas gifts. Further reading: the inspiration and joy of creative friendships

Autumn Pastimes

7. Flowers, leaves and berries

I love a vase of fresh flowers on my table and I enjoy displaying seasonal blooms in warm autumnal hues. This year I’m hoping to create a wreath inspired the beautiful ones I saw in Greenwich Village last month.

8. Explore

You don’t need to travel too far for a new adventure. I like to pop into the local art galleries, museums or historic houses when the temperature drops. Inspiration followed by tea and cake is a great way to spend a chilly afternoon.

Autumn Pastimes

9. Switch off and recharge

I’ve spent the last few weeks cutting back on my internet time and I survived! Take an afternoon or an entire day to unplug and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. Trust me! Further reading: 6 ways to spend less time online.

10. A weekend away

I enjoy autumnal weekends away. Breaking up the season with little adventures helps me to get through the darker mornings and a change in scenery is good for the soul.

So there you have it. I hope your autumn is packed full of all the things you love.

Autumn Pastimes

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  • Reply 10th October 2014 at 7:37 am

    I think I love all the pastimes, specially afternoon tea with friends, hot chocolat with marshmallows and explore my city, there is always a place to discover 😉 Hope you have a nice autumn 🙂

  • Reply Victoria Eales 10th October 2014 at 9:26 am

    Oh I love this time of the year!! I'm so excited to see what Autumn brings.


  • Reply Ingrid Orens 10th October 2014 at 9:53 am

    Another autumn lover here 🙂
    I could not agree with you more about those pastimes ! There is no season more cosy than fall…
    Ps did you buy the La Durée keychain hanger ? They are cute, aren't they ! (And a bit expensive too…. )

    • Reply Candy Pop 10th October 2014 at 10:39 am

      Thank you, I resisted the keyring! 🙂

  • Reply Daisy 10th October 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Such a lovely post!

  • Reply found and sewn 11th October 2014 at 11:11 am

    I love this time of year and all these autumn pastimes. See you next week x

  • Reply claire 12th October 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I just love the transition into Autumn when I finally have the opportunity to indulge in things like hot chocolate and my snugly winter jumpers again. Great photos as always 🙂

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 13th October 2014 at 3:07 pm

    lovely, lovely. I love the city and exploring too! x

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 14th October 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations !!!
    I just bought the latest Mollie Makes – so cool ! A whole page !!

  • Reply Nicole Raybaud 14th October 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely pics xx

  • Reply Candy Pop 16th October 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you all for your great comments!

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 17th October 2014 at 1:33 pm

    You've definitely summed up all the best bits of autumn for me here. I'm with you all teh way on the hot chocolate front too x

  • Reply Georgia 19th October 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I am so with you ! i love the beggining of autumn!

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