Friday, 30 October 2020

I'm So Glad We Live in a World where there are Octobers

The most wonderful time of year? I think so...

I've always been a lover of Autumn and although this year been a little different with fewer days out and adventures in crisp, brown leaves - we've still tried to make the most of it. J went back to preschool in September so we've had a little less time to do things but as with most things this year we've found comfort in the small things. 

We've been for coffees as a three, ran through puddles and crunchy leaves and explored the many parks around the city. There was a visit to a pumpkin patch, a birthday to celebrate and plenty of yummy food so looking back over the month was the perfect time to pick out some highlights and have a chat. 

Coffee dates are back 
Coffee is what keeps me alive after those early mornings so being able to visit our favourite independent coffee shops again has been such a pleasure. We're yet to venture inside anywhere but as long as there is outside seating and a dry day, it hasn't stopped us. 

We've enjoyed flat whites and brownies at the park after visiting Docks Coffee, babycchinos and toasted teacakes at Mettricks in the morning sun and enjoyed warm cookies while collecting conkers. 

It's been so nice to have that slice of normality back again. 

Autumn Shades & Moving House 
With moving house this month it has meant I've been able to dig out all our Autumn decor and Halloween Decorations to celebrate the most colourful season of all. 

The lamps are on, the candles are flickering and I have the most beautiful dried blooms dotted around. A lot of our time has been spent sorting through boxes and finding a new place for our belongings. It's only when you move, you realise how much stuff you accumulate so it's been a lot of Marketplace and eBay sorting but we're getting there. 

There's just the loft to sort and the office and I am itching to get my hands on it. I have some gorgeous prints on the way and of course more plants - I can't wait to share it once it's ready.

Pumpkin Patch Fun
It was our third year of pumpkin picking with Joshua and it went much better than last year. We've managed to time it perfectly each year and have clear blue skies and gorgeous sunshine which certainly make the photos look better but last year after weeks of rain there was also a lot of mud. 

We ended up pretty caked in it in 2019, Joshua hated every moment and just wanted to be picked up which meant we were then covered too - it was quite the experience. 

Thankfully this year there was no rain and Joshua loved it! He was running free, collecting pumpkins and just had the best time - it's become one of our favourite yearly traditions. 

Let there be cake & Birthday cheer
Joshua is three! I can't believe my favourite small human is three years old - WHERE did the time go? 

We celebrated at home with immediate family (our bubble of six) and had presents galore, the most wonderful dairy-free tea party and a purple cake covered in funfetti. We laughed, I cried because I was overly emotional that my baby is growing up and we just had the best time. 

He's been asking for the birthday song ever since and is a little sad he has to wait another year but overall, his lockdown birthday was a complete success!

That pretty much rounds up our October - we just have Halloween left to go and we're having another little party in our bubble with ghoulish snacks, scary sweets and a pumpkin or three. 

Tell me what you did in October?



  1. This was so lovely to read! I absolutely adore October and all that comes with it. Definitely the best time of year xx

    Tiffany x

  2. I really loved reading this post Alice, so much positivity and Octobers are clearly an amazing month for you! x

    Lucy |

  3. Lovely post Alice. I love autumn and October has been a great month for me too. Can’t wait to see your new place when it’s ready! And hope Joshua had the best birthday too x

  4. Thanks for sharing, I have found that October has been busy as well, with my youngest nephews birthday, although I not a fun of this time of year - I dislike the cold, I do enjoy the comfort food though :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  5. I love this time of year! The only issue is so many wet leaves everywhere haha xx

  6. That cake looks delicious and you picked the perfect day for the pumpkin patch. October has been a very stressful month in my personal life so I'm glad it's over x


  7. I like autumn just as Summer ends with all the bright colours, but so not much this currently gloomy rainy weather x

  8. It sounds like you've had such a lovely month. In comparison, I have hardly done anything but I have enjoyed being able to get outside for walks.

  9. October and autumn are definitely my favourite times of the year! x

  10. Looks like you had such a lovely, cosy month! I've had a bit of a rough month compounded by the lockdown announcement so I think I need to come up with some activities I can do to get me through the next month

    Jasmine xx

  11. This was a lovely read, it sounds like you had a fab October. I went back to work and had some medical appointments ahead of my surgery.

  12. I love this time of year too, the leaves changing and all of the colours are both so lovely. Sounds like you had a great month. The cake looks amazing!! x


  13. Beautiful photos and that cake looks delicious! October really is the best time of the year. J x


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