Autumn, to do.

Manchester, last autumn

{Manchester, last autumn}

Today is officially autumn. I love the colours of the season and the crisp mornings, but I struggle when the nights set it.

So here are 10 things I’m going to do to enjoy the season. Long, dreary nights be damned!

  1. Make caramel apples, go on an autumnal walk and eat them
  2. Drink a pumpkin spice latte
  3. Buy flannel sheets
  4. Make a pumpkin pie
  5. Wear orange tights
  6. Make a quilt
  7. Do something haunted
  8. Make root vegetable crisps
  9. Star gaze, with hot chocolate
  10. Eat fondue

The days are long, but the years are short

Winter Hill, Bolton

{Winter Hill, Bolton}

Is one of my favourite quotes. But recently, the days have felt short. Too short. My to do list remains incomplete at the end of the week. Our flat has been uncharacteristically cluttered. I have half written blog posts spanning the last few months, waiting to be completed. Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed by the amount I have to do, that I get exactly none of it done.

We were supposed to go camping this weekend, but after a terrible nights sleep on Friday, we decided to spend the weekend in Manchester, just the two of us, instead.

I feel better for it. My job’s list is still full but looking more manageable. We went for a restorative walk around the country side today and blew away some cobwebs. Our lunches are packed for tomorrow and I’m about to settle down with a good book before bed.

Life is good, even when it’s a bit mental.

 

 

Over the weekend

Victoria Baths - Cinema

{Victoria baths}

We saw Back to the Future at the Victoria baths on Friday night. Excellent film, always. Loved the experience of watching a film in an empty swimming pool.

Tea in the bedroom

{tea supplies, in the bedroom}

One bed flat troubles; when you have to put guests in your living/kitchen area and they like a sleep in but you need a cuppa. I made husband sneak into the kitchen and get all the necessary tea making goods because I couldn’t last any longer without a brew. I had been awake for FIVE WHOLE MINUTES after all!

People's History Museum

{People’s History Museum}

Saturday was a pretty mellow day. We had scones AND pancakes for breakfast (I gave my brother in law an either or option, of course he said both!) We mooched around The People’s History Museum, took some snaps in the photobooth at Fred Aldous, went for a cheeky Nando’s and played some intense rounds of Exploding Kittens.

Manchester Rainbow

{rainbow}

It rained on and off all weekend which resulted in a spectacularly beautiful rainbow on Sunday evening