Lizzy Deningautumn

Your Autumn bucket list

Lizzy Deningautumn
Your Autumn bucket list

1. Kick up some leaves

2. Collect conkers, acorns or pine cones


3. Visit a deer park to see the males rutting (and look for Rudolph!)

4. Make jams, chutneys or other preserves

5. Pick sloes for making sloe gin


6. Spot a squirrel burying nuts for winter (bonus points for red squirrels)

7. Carve a pumpkin

8. ...Then bake the pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack


9. Leave cat food in the garden for hedgehogs or build a hedgehog house

10. Make a steaming mug of mulled wine, spiced cider or hot chocolate


11. Buy a soft and snuggly new jumper

12. Light a bonfire, or visit a pub with a roaring log fire


13. Get your winter woollies out of the cupboard

14. Put the heating back on

15. Make a hearty stew

16. Visit your nearest coastline for a blustery beach walk


17. Light sparklers with the grandchildren

18. Go apple picking – and then bob for them or make toffee apples


19. Swap your light summer bedding for a thick, fluffy duvet or a pile of quilts

20. …And then pop on some soft bed socks and hop in!

21. Change your make-up for autumn

22. Visit a harvest festival


23. Light a lovely scented candle

24. Treat yourself to a new book and wrap yourself up in a cosy blanket


25. Go for a walk in the woods and take photos of the changing leaf colours


26. Have hot buttered toast or crumpets for tea

27. Dig out your wellies and go for a splash in some puddles – you’re never too old!

28. Try some new cold-weather recipes

29. Bake an autumn pudding, such as apple crumble or pie


30. Plant up your garden for autumn colour

31. Wrap up warm and go star-gazing in the garden

32. Turn on your electric blanket and get toasty

33. Donate some hearty food to a church appeal or your local food bank

34. Make a warming soup - try this pumpkin soup recipe



35. See one of these autumn wildlife spectacles

36. Spend a rainy Sunday watching classic black and white films

37. Hunt for mushrooms and pretty toadstools to photograph


38. Build a bug hotel

39. Visit your nearest wildlife reserve to spot migrant birds

40. Roast up root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and good old spuds

41. Toast marshmallows over a fire


42. Make porridge for breakfast and top it with cinnamon

43. Use that ‘back to school’ feeling to inspire you to start a new craft or hobby

  • How many have you completed? And what's on your Autumn bucket list?
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