Dienstag, 18. September 2018

4 Autumn Activities Worth Doing




when it comes to outdoor activities, most people will probably think about summer as being the perfect season to do so but not me. the only thing I want to when its hot and sticky outside is either hide inside or go for a swim as summer here seems to be either monsoon style rain or unbearable heat. when autumn finally rolls around and the weather seems to get a lot kinder, I feel its the time to enjoy the outdoors but also get cosy inside too. its the time to enjoy the slightly warmer rays before winter arrives and with the seasons changing, there seem to be so many lovely activities to do by yourself or with friends and family indoors and outdoors. I have really been loving this year's arrival of autumn and I figured I would share a few of my favourites with you. none of them will cost you a fortune and if you are into your social media, they will probably make for ideal photography setups. I really like capturing it too but also it's about enjoying the season and making the most of it. 





1. apple picking

this was part of my autumn bucket list and I ticked it off. my friend and I went to a self-picking farm and farm shop and not only were we the only ones there, but we were also greeted with rows and rows of apple trees with millions of bright and ripe fruit. the very warm summer made for a great apple harvest and due to the heavy sunshine, they became even sweeter and bigger. it was beautiful and not only is there no entry fee, but I also paid about 2,50€ for almost 4kg of apples and made a fair few cakes out of them. being surrounded by nature and eventually climbing into the trees to find the ripest fruit is such a calming and grounding sensation. I felt so at peace and genuinely happy when we left. its the perfect activity to do outdoors and then bake a cake or cook homemade applesauce after. it would also make a really cute date. 

2. DIY & Decor

with autumn comes conkers, acorns and other fruits of nature. when I was little my mum went on long walks with us collecting everything we could find and use it for DIYs and decor around the house. it was the idea to bring the outside and the new season in. it was always great fun except for the time when my mum wanted to make little animals out of conkers which involved drilling in them and they all crumbled apart and it didn't work. my mum is very impulsive and she had a little freakout. I have been seeing such cute DIYs with pinecones lately and really want to give them a go. I also might try doing a makramee wall piece. just sitting, listening to music and working on a little DIY is perfect after a long day at work.





3. Bonfire

one thing I love about summer is barbecues and spending long nights outside. doing a little bonfire is the perfect chance to wave goodbye to summer, warm up around a fire and roasting marshmallows on it. my boyfriends' dads birthday is in latSeptemberer and we usually do just that. it's so beautiful and one of the last chances to enjoy their garden to the fullest before the temperaturs drop. I would love to gather around a fire pit with some of my friends and I hope I can make that happen. the only downside is clothing catching the scent of smoke and not the lovely smokey scent of wood, it's the nasty almost suffocating smell. so make sure to hang your clothes outside after and wash your hair before going to bed.



4. Pumpkins

there's nothing more autumnal than pumpkins. I like using them for decor and obviously carving them is a must. we usually pick out a few and do different designs on them to be displayed in front of my flat and also my parents' house. its always a bit of a mess but the outcome is worth it and the ultimate way to celebrate autumn and Halloween. I usually wait with the actual carving until its almost Halloween as pumpkins tend to get mouldy quite easily. I actually can't wait. Its the perfect way to celebrate halloween for me as going trick or treating is not really an option anymore and the Halloween party I used to attend went a bit downhill over the years. I hope we can find a good party to attend because dressing up is so much fun. 





my outfit



Shirt: Zara
Jeans: Primark
Shoes: Primark
Bag: Primark
Sunglasses: Quay Australia (via Topshop)
Lipstick: Jeffree Star Unicorn Blood

Location: Neumanns Erntegarten, Potsdam, Germany
Photography: Hummingbird Photographs


Are there any activities you love doing in autumn? please let me know!

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