I love the start of Autumn. There is something so cosy about this season. It’s almost like summer is full of excitement and busyness and in Autumn you’re able to wind down and relax a little bit more.
I have to say, I didn’t think September would be that good. August was perfect. It was my birthday at the end of August and my beautiful partner flew me to Venice and proposed to me. It was such a magical month and very hard to top.
But I loved September.. We made the most by being outdoors as much as we could. We went on an Autumn Scavenger hunt, wrote our Autumn bucket list and we even had a mini farm holiday in the middle of the countryside. Blackberry picking was another highlight and Evie’s favourite thing was getting to make (and eat) some delicious spiced apple muffins, to celebrate the start of the season.
Snapshots & Scenes – Hello Autumn
For the last few months I’ve been joining in with Snapshots & Scenes. Snapshots and scenes is a monthly links run by a few of my favourite bloggers. The idea is to show your months favourite highlights in a short minute long video or by sharing a few of your favourite images.
I really adore this linky and already I have so many beautiful memories I get to look back on again and again. Here are some of my favourite scenes from last month:
Autumn for me, is all about slowing down. I love the crisp, cool days. I love wrapping up in scarves and jumpers and going on long country walks. Nothing beats coming home and curling up in front of the fire with a book or some board games.
But most of all we spent time together. Work slows right down at the end of the holiday season and we finally got to enjoy each other again and have lots of family time.
Living in a seasonal town means that everything around us starts to get quieter too. The town is no longer crammed with people. The shops are quieter. Our favourite beaches are quieter. The atmosphere is far more relaxed. It really is my favourite time of year.
It’s so nice just to slow down a little bit and I always do at the start of Autumn. I always feel really busy in Summer. Rushed. Like I’m supposed to be doing something and making the most of the weather.
Her & Me
At the start of the month we went on a walk around ‘The Helford River’ near Falmouth. It’s one of our favourite spots. We stopped off at a beautiful cafe called ‘Slice’ on the way. It’s tucked away in the middle of nowhere and is a big, beautiful wooden building thats nestled in amongst some trees.
We managed to actually snap some pictures of me and Evie for my monthly mummy/daughter series called ‘Her & Me‘.
In some miracle we actually managed to get one picture where Evie was smiling while she was in the frame with me. Normally if we have pictures together, she always makes a face.
During the month I whipped together this little ‘Autumn Scavenger Hunt‘ printable. We took it on a woodland walk with us and Evie loved trying to find it all.
She normally complains really quickly on walks, but we lasted nearly two hours in the woods exploring every corner to try and find everything on her list.
Afterwards we came home and with some paint and some glitter we turned it all into a big autumn picture for her bedroom.
Family Farm Holiday
At the end of the month we were lucky enough to get to go and stay at ‘The Olde House‘ in North Cornwall. It’s a self-catering farm holiday, nestled in the countryside a few miles away from the beautiful Port Issac (made famous by Doc Martin).
It was so lovely to get to see another side of Cornwall. You forget how big the county is and living right at the bottom in St. Ives, it takes us an hour and a half to get to North Cornwall. Evie loved farm life and so did I.
She got to try out pond dipping, feed the farm animals, go swimming, explore fields and bird hides and so much more.
It was one of my favourite holidays to date and I can’t recommend a stay there enough. It was so family friendly. You can find out more about it in my post ‘A Family Farm Holiday – The Olde House, Cornwall‘
I can’t believe that October is here already. We actually have no plans to go gallivanting this month, but I’m excited to see what will unfold. I handed in my notice this week at my job so my only adventure for this month will be upping my freelance work and trying to make it as a self employed social media manager. Fingers crossed it all works out!
What have you been up to this month? Let me know in the comments below!