After the hottest summer on record, the weather is finally starting to take a slightly cooler turn – which I’m not too happy about as I love summer and hot weather. But in light of keeping positive and making the most of the colder months, I’ve complied some things that I can’t wait to do throughout autumn and winter (mainly to try and get me somewhat excited for the colder weather; incase you couldn’t tell, I’m not).
- Ice Skating. I absolutely love ice skating and its the one thing that I wish I had picked up as a child. I’m so in awe of anyone who can figure skate, but unfortunately there isn’t an ice rink near me to even attempt to learn. So I just stick to going to the little pop up ice rinks in either Brighton or Leicester and spending most of the hour slot looking like Bambi on ice – it’s quite amusing to watch, I always have such a laugh when I go with my friends or family.
- Pumpkin carving. This is something that will forever remind me of being a child. I can’t say that I am the best at carving pumpkins because I’m
slightlyvery cack handed. Although, that being said, I won the pumpkin carving competition between my flat mates last year; is that an acceptable achievement for the CV?
- Long walks. On the days that I’m not training, I still like to get out and get active normally by going for long walks, but I enjoy these all the more in winter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m much more of a summer lover, but when it comes to exercising in either 20 degree heat, or 8 degrees, I know which one I’d rather. I also love the colours around me during autumn, which is much more appreciated when I get myself out for walks.
- Christmas movies. I normally hate sitting down and watching movies, I get very easily distracted, that or either I fall asleep. But Christmas movies are my absolute fave and I cannot wait to snuggle up in my duvet with a hot chocolate and watch Christmas with the Kranks for the 74362648th time! Lowkey not even ashamed that I could probably recite that film word for word.
- Bonfire night. This is an odd one for me, because anyone who knows me will know that I am absolutely petrified of loud noises – like I won’t even be in the same room as a balloon, still cover my ears when sirens go past, that kind of scared. So I have never properly been to a fireworks display; you can guess that probably would be my worst nightmare. But when I attended truck festival a couple of months ago, The Courteeners finished their set with fireworks – with them being my favourite band I straight up refused to cover my ears and panic, and just embrace it. Therefore I’m absolutely buzzing to test my fear again and go to a firework display in November!
- Decorating. I have to be careful when it comes to decorating in my flat, because the rules of halls tend to be quite strict, but I am so excited to get some taky af tinsel, drape it all around the living room and kitchen while I have Mariah Cary on full blast and force the festivities onto my flatmates. I’m sure they’ll all love me.
- Christmas markets. I absolutely love Christmas time, and Christmas markets are some of my favourite things to go to. I went to one in Lincoln with my friends last year and it was so cute, I had the time of my life. But this year I want to try and go to some more, I’ve heard that the ones in Birmingham are always good, but if any of you have any suggestions about good Christmas markets, be sure to tell me!
I’m desperately trying to get myself somewhat excited for the colder months, but its proving a struggle, I’m just hoping this list of things will keep me going! What are you most excited about for autumn/winter?!
All my love,