The Ultimate Autumn Bucket List: 2019 edition

September 27, 2019

Every year autumn comes around and I fall in love with it all over again. What does this season represent for you? For me, it’s the season of new beginnings and cooler weather, the return of sweaters and big coats, marked with splashes of burnt oranges and deep browns. I’m determined to savour every minute of it. Here are 11 cosy activities to help you make the most of Autumn:

Go on a nature walk

One of the things I love most about autumn is how beautiful it gets outside. I just don’t think you can beat the crisp fresh air or the crunch of leaves underfoot. You can look up some trails near where you live, or even just spend the time exploring your own neighbourhood - all the vibrant colours makes anywhere look beautiful. 

Take some autumnal photos

If photography is your thing, or you are active on visual social medias like Pinterest or Instagram, consider taking some autumnal snaps whilst you are outside enjoying the weather. I personally think this time of year is the most naturally aesthetic of all, meaning even simple photos taken on your phone can look stunning.

Update your wardrobe

If you’re planning to make the most of the outdoors this autumn, you definitely need to wrap up warm. My autumn wardrobe essentials include a big coat, some sturdy boots and lots and lots of fluffy jumpers. I usually invest in an expensive pair of boots so I don’t have to rebuy a pair every year (this also cuts down on waste, which is great). But a new coat and lots of new jumpers are usually in order because I wear them to death through the autumn/winter months.

Have a big clear out

When you’re updating your wardrobe, you’ll most likely uncover a lot of barely worn pieces from this time last year. You may decide to put them to the test this year, but if you know you’re not going to get any wear out of them, donate your old clothes to charity to give them a new home! The same goes for your bookshelves, your cupboards, your entire life! If this is the season of new beginnings, you need a clean slate to start afresh from.

Decorate your place for the season

Now that you’ve cleared out, you can begin to make your living space nice and cosy as the cold weather approaches. I like to cover everything I can with thick blankets and cushions, light some candles, hang some fairy lights, and set up my clothes rack with all of my new jumpers.

Spend an entire day reading

With your place all cosy, what better way to spend a Sunday than reading under a blanket with a nice hot drink? This is the season where I always get the most reading done – something about it just makes me fall into other worlds so easily. If you’re looking for recommendations of perfect reads for autumn, check out the top books on my TBR here.

Watch a scary film  

If reading’s not your thing, or you need a break from it, this season is the best for watching scary films. What better protection is there than big blankets?

Try a new hobby  

If you see autumn as the time for a fresh start, why not try out a new hobby? In the past I’ve taken up knitting and crochet around this time of year as a great way to while away the time indoors. This year my new project is my blog – despite starting a new job full-time in October, I’m enjoying blogging so much that I’m determined to keep going and (hopefully) growing with it!

Experiment making hot drinks

Come autumn, a wide variety of hot drinks are suddenly everywhere. Peppermint mochas, chai lattes, hot chocolates, pumpkin spice lattes…the possibilities are endless. Personally, rather than buying them in overpriced coffee shops, I like to try making my own. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s a fun process!

Try some autumn recipes

This is the season of hearty soups, warming hotpots and yummy pies. I’m not hugely into cooking, but I’m trying to work on this, and drawing inspiration from the autumnal recipes abounding on Pinterest is the perfect way to do so.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall – F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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