As much as I love sunshine and warm weather, there’s just something special about autumn. The air smells different, the trees and shrubs start showing off their bright and bold colors, and scarves become a necessity (which is great as I have a scarf hoarding problem). Basically, this time of year makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; ready to sip on warm drinks and hot soup with butter-smothered crusty bread. It’s the essence of hygge – a funny Danish word that I strive to achieve both in my personal life and for my clients. There’s no real English equivalent but if you think of everything that makes you feel happy, cozy, safe, and content, that’s hygge.
As you may have noticed through photos or chatting in person, I am currently smuggling a watermelon in my belly (read: I’m pregnant). Judging by the gymnastics occurring throughout the day and night, this third baby will be just as feisty as it’s brother and sister. It also seems to have developed a fondness for punching and kicking my bladder in an attempt to make me wee myself. So far, I’ve managed to hold it in but each punch seems to be gaining strength. Try not to be jealous. All of that to say, I will be on maternity leave starting sometime in November in order to inhale baby breath, snuggle with a tiny bundle of deliciousness and *hopefully* maintain some semblance of sanity while adjusting to life as a mom of three. However, since this is one of my favorite times of year, I’ll be taking on clients until mid October so be sure to book in soon!
And in case you needed a little inspiration, here’s a list of some of my favorite autumn activities:
- Hunting for conkers
- Jumping into leaf piles (minus the giant spiders)
- Getting lost in a maize maze
- Picking out pumpkins (if you’re local, Undley Pumpkin Patch is worth a visit)
- Carving pumpkins then roasting the seeds… yum!
- Visiting ALL the fall festivals
- Wrapping up for an outdoor picnic (Anglesey Abbey is having their dahlia festival at the moment and would make for some gorgeous pictures)
- Family game night (we love Battleship and Rumikub Junior at our house)
- Baking all the yummy things like banana bread and apple muffins – here’s my favorite healthy banana bread recipe
- Foggy morning walks
- Den building
- Jumping in muddy puddles a la Peppa Pig
Sound like fun? I’d love to hear what’s on your list, or better yet, document your autumn traditions. Let’s plan a fun day out (or in!) for you and your people. You can contact me via my Connect page or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you haven’t joined my email list yet, be sure to sign up as there’s a special giveaway just for my subscribers. Right, I’m off to wrap myself in a scarf and enjoy this lovely weather. Can’t wait to hear from you!