Although Autumn officially began over a week ago, October 1st always feels like the start of Autumn to me. It’s a bonus that it was on a Sunday this year as it felt extra cosy! In this post, I thought I’d share some of my favourite things about this time of year and I’ll also share a bit of what we got up to this weekend.
Here are a few of my favourite things about Autumn…
- The leaves changing colour and falling from the trees. I may or may not have collected leaves and arranged them for the header picture of this post…
- Halloween is this month! It is so tempting to buy Bear a costume. He would be the cutest little pumpkin. (If you have no idea who Bear is, take a look at this post)
- Everything pumpkin flavoured. Just in case there was any doubts about it, I’ve already had several pumpkin spiced coffees. I’ve been dreaming about making a spiced pumpkin cake, so hopefully I’ll get my butt in gear and there will be a recipe post up soon.
- Autumn is such a cosy season. It’s the perfect excuse to buy an excessive amount of candles and thick jumpers. I have a feeling I’ll be spending most of my evenings wrapped up in a fluffy blanket with a hot chocolate or two.
- Another one of my favourite things about Autumn is that it feels that little bit closer to Christmas. It may still be 12 weeks away but I’m unashamedly excited. It’s not too soon to start listening to Christmas songs, right?
As some of you may know, Lewis and I are essentially old people in relatively young bodies. By that I mean, we are both proud members of National Trust of Scotland and Historic Scotland. This means we get free entry into hundreds of sights and attractions across Scotland. This weekend we decided to make use of our memberships and visit a couple of sights in our area.
Firstly, we went to Greenbank Garden which is a National Trust property in the southside of Glasgow. There’s not too much to say other than it really is beautiful. The walled garden was so nice to wander around and it houses over three thousand different types of plants. I can’t say I counted that many myself, but I definitely admired all of the ones I did see. Greenbank Garden also has a tearoom and a little shop which both looked great. I’d love to go back in the future and stay for coffee and cake.
Here are a few of my favourite pictures from Greenbank.
After leaving Greenbank Garden, we headed to Bothwell Castle which is a Historic Scotland site dating back to the 13th century. The castle had lots of little informative plaques scattered throughout the ruins which made it nice to walk around and imagine what they once would have been. Although a lot of the castle was in ruins, there was a still a large portion intact.
If you live in Scotland, I would urge you to get National Trust and Historic Scotland memberships if you can. It’s about £5 a month per person and it really is worth it in my eyes. Even if you were to only visit a couple of sights each year, you are saving money. Having these memberships gives you the opportunity to have a spontaneous (and inexpensive) day out.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you’re as excited for Autumn as I am. Apologies that it’s taken me so long to get this post up but hopefully it was worth the wait.