In the last month, I’ve really been trying to embrace autumn. As soon as the weather turned and the mustard yellow scarf came out I’ve been so excited. The colder months are my favourite, the frosty mornings and the snuggly evenings. I’ve tried to tie autumn into as much as I can in my life and I wanted to share this with you.
Hygge works perfectly into the colder months… the hot chocolates, snuggly blankets, scarves, padded coats, fluffy socks, warming soups and fresh crisp air… I could go on and on. This month Paul and I both had a couple of days off at the end of October, and the first thing I wanted to do was to get out my camera on a lovely autumnal walk. The timing was perfect, the weather was sunny, the air was crisp and the company was lovely. Taking some time out to just enjoy our local natural beauty was so refreshing, we found a river near Liskeard, jumped in the car and popped our bobble hats on. I even got some lovely slow-mo photos.
I’ve found cooking even more enjoyable in the last two months, starting to food prep for work has meant time in the evenings has been saved for snuggling on the sofa with some knitting, lighting the candles or popping a film on. I’ve found making soup both perfect for warming me up in the office, healthy and makes the house smell lush when it’s cooking in the slow cooker. I buy lots of veg, chop them up and put them in the slow cooker. Once it’s all cooked I put the extras in little plastic boxes to put in the freezer ready for defrosting the night before. Plus my colleagues always love the smell it makes in the office when I heat it up. My boss asked me why she could smell roast dinner today… it was chicken and veg soup! If you want to batch make your lunch, be healthy and not break the bank I’d seriously recommend making soup. What could be more autumnal and hygge?
I’ve already started my Christmas prep. In the last few months, I’ve been inspired to try to be more plastic free and recycle more. So this year I’m going to try and make some homemade presents. What could be more hygge than Christmas and homemade gifts? I’ll be writing a separate post about this, but I’m so excited about it, given that I’m starting to make them. You’ll just have to watch this space!
One of the best ways to make your house feel hygge in autumn is candles. My favourite is my Himalayan salt candle, not only does it provide a gorgeous orange glow, but it releases positive energy from the salts. I’ve had this candle holder for over a year and a half and it lasts so well. Just make sure to blow them out if you leave the room!
What are your best ideas for being hygge in autumn? I’d love to know and give them a go! Leave me a message below with your ideas.