Autumn Goals

Hello October. It's the second of October and so it make complete sense to update you all with our plans for the autumn. I know, technically it's been autumn since the end of September but I kind of feel the start of October is when all things autumn can begin. Finally, the best month of the year is upon us and we can't wait for the beautiful colours, the fresh crisp air, walking in crispy leaves and the hot beverages, er hello pumpkin spice lattes! I'm definitely looking forward to snuggling up in blankets and reading a good book whilst watching the changing colours of the season. As always this time of year is our busiest month in our social calendar and we have so many plans. 

Go Pumpkin Picking

Something that has become our family autumn tradition is of course pumpkin picking, its a day out that we all look forward to. Living in the countryside we are surrounded by fields and fields, however there doesn't seem to be that many pumpkin patches where we live. So we have to jump in the car for a little adventure to a pumpkin patch our favourite place to pick our pumpkins is at Undley Pumpkin Patch. Over the last few years it really have grown in popularity and they even have car park attendants over late summer early autumn. But as well as it being a great place to pick up your pumpkins there are a few things that children can get involved with such as bounce on the pumpkin shaped bouncy castle, get lost in the the maze, have their face painted, ride a donkey as well as climbing tyres and hay bales. There is also a tent that is full of lots of stalls that have an array of different handmade things perfect to add to your autumn decor. A couple of year back there was also a craft area but for one reason or another that part was taken away, so we are hoping that it comes back this year. 

Update Home Decor For Autumn

As soon as we begin to see those crisp golden leaves fall from trees, I am always ready to update my home for autumn. At the minute, everything still seems to be light and bright but now I am ready to welcome the seasonal changes. We have pretty neutral décor in our house, so we’ll be adding in a few autumnal prints and a cosy knit blanket or two. So far, we have updated our blinds and added some lovely mocha thermal curtains which is something that we have been meaning to do for some time, but never seem to get around in doing. I am ready for the autumnal feels in our home and we have already started to update every single candle, not forgetting stocking up on the best autumnal candle, the gingerbread candle. We have been adding a few copper hues to our living rooms and last month we some jar lights that are perfect to switch on alongside our lamp in the evenings. When it comes to being comfortable during the colder months, everybody is different. Some like to add a new blanket or pillow to their current decor, some enjoy turning the heating up and some like to indulge. By adding a new rug, or curtains can make all the difference to your home to help make it feel more comfortable. 

Autumn Photography

Being inspired by the lovely Sara Tasker and her wonderfully creative book Hashtag Authentic I plan on exploring the world in all its glory this autumn. By reading this book has really impacted on the way that I look at the world and its so much more exciting behind a camera lense. Honestly, if you love photography and want to try and up your game them go read her amazing book. Its full of photography tips, tricks and there are even a couple of challenges in there too. So with that in mind I'm so eager to get out, explore and capture. Autumn brings the warm colours, glowing lights and glorious backdrops, making something truly magical that only autumn photography brings. One of the great things about family autumn photography is not only the glow and the warm colours, but that it's not too cold so children are more than happy to be outside playing in the leaves, collecting conkers and returning home for a hot chocolate. There are many different places in Norfolk that we have yet to discover. 

Drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

With the cold autumn weather it gives you an excuse to sip on mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream. Not forgetting that Starbucks have launched their Pumpkin Spice Latte and drinking indulgent drinks is an absolute must do for autumn, forget the calories. Is it even autumn if there is no pumpkin spice? Probably not! However, the extra expenditure over the colder months can add up so I plan on making my own creation of the pumpkin spice latte, so watch our Starbucks! A little indulgent drink every now and again is ok but being on slimming world can be pretty difficult. That was until I came across this little bottle of goodness. Say hello to Jordan's Sugar Free Syrups with Pumpkin Spice, they even do a foam whip that you can pump into a latte! Yes please. 

All Things Halloween

With October comes the time we get involved with all things Halloween and we are all so excited to get into the spirit of Halloween. It has to be the best time of year for my little girl and like every year we shall be getting dressed up and heading into town to do our local Halloween trail. Our local Borough Council and the Vancouver Quarter always team up to celebrate Halloween with a special trail around the town. Last years trail was in the main town centre and started at 3pm where children and their parents were invited to collect a special Halloween map before making their way around to collect clues and sweets. At the end of the trail we handed our maps in to get a bag of sweets as if they needed more. They are changing things a little this year and the event is on a Saturday and during the day meaning that there will be lots if villains and workshops in town. What is Halloween without a little pumpkin carving? Carving pumpkins is so much fun and the possibilities are endless. My husband and daughter had a great time carving pumpkins last year together, obviously my husband did the actual carving, however our daughter had so much fun scooping the insides out. You can have just as much fun with some of our no carve pumpkin ideas too. 

What are your plans and goals for autumn?


  1. We're planning on doing pumpkins with Erin for the first time this year. I can't wait.

  2. Love this post! I’ve just stocked up on the Jordan’s pumpkin set, can’t risk running out!

    If you love a gingerbread candle I can’t recommend twinings home fragrance enough, she has a website and Facebook, her new gingerbread soy candle and melts are to die for! As is autumn crumble 🥰😍

  3. Autumn is one of the great season. I love picking pumpkins and watch the falling leaves everywhere, and i wanna taste the pumpkin lattes too! Looks so delicious!

  4. Love your goals! I've already had my first pumpkin spice latte, and all the Hallowe'en decorations went up on 1st October! This coming weekend we are travelling out to a local farm to go pumpkin picking.

  5. I love this post! We are just literally updating all our home decor now - can't wait for Halloween too x