I’ve seen a lot of people doing a kind of seasonal bucket list and I really like the idea. It can be really easy to miss out on the changing seasons, what with work and life taking up so much time. Having a small list of things you’d really like to do and planning time to do them is a great way to ensure you really appreciate your time. It can be so easy to make no plans and waste a weekend or day off. Here’s my Autumn to-do list!
Have a snuggle picnic. I totally made up the name of this. I wanted to go for a picnic during the summer and never did. So I’d like to pack up loads of blankets and cushions and snuggle up in a park with an autumnal picnic!
Bake Parkin and/or Gingerbread. Parkin is a traditionally northern English cake or biscuit. Like gingerbread but made with black treacle. Perfect for nibbling around a bonfire.
Go fruit picking. Any Norwich based folks with tips on where to pick fruit hit me up!
Have a dinner Party. For me, Autumn feels like the perfect time to fill your house with friends and delicious food.
Carve a Pumpkin. Ok so it’s cliche but I do love carving pumpkins and it lends itself perfectly to my last one…
Make pumpkin pie (and make mum try it). I love pumpkin pie and it shocks me that my mother has never had it. (although that would explain why I never had any until my 20s). This year I’ll be sure to get mum to try some. This is my favourite recipe
It’s taken me to the end of this list to see that I obviously like food in Autumn…. All food based!
Does anyone not like brunch? I feel as though everyone must love brunch… Have a lie in, stroll into the city and eat breakfasty or lunchy foods, depending on your preference! And going for brunch with a friend? Even better.
A few weeks ago a friend and I went to Wild Thyme in Norwich, a great veggie/vegan place. She’s vegan and I really shouldn’t eat dairy so having pretty much a whole menu to choose from is always a big deal for us.
We stared off with Spice Turmeric, Oat Milk Lattes which were heavenly. Ten times better than the classic Chai Latte and I’m a big fan of the Chai Latte.
Of course, even in a restaurant with a menu full of delicious vegan foods, we both still wanted things that contained dairy. Our lovely waitress offered to pop to the shop downstairs and pick up some dairy free yogurt for us.
I’ve eaten in Wild Thyme a lot and I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed with the food or the service. It’s a beautiful location and they have kept the ambiance inside in keeping with the courtyard outside.
In terms of price, it is a little more on the pricey side but it’s definitely worth it. Nice for a date, a meal with the parents or just a fancy brunch date with a bestie.