6 things to do in autumn

The nights are drawing in as we are now in May and the middle of autumn.  Some of the leaves of the trees are turning gorgeous shades of red and yellow, and it is lovely to kick the piles of leaves while enjoy the seasonal colours. So the first thing to do in autumn is obviously…

1 Enjoy the trees…and the leaves…

Autumn leaves

2.  Switch to autumnal teas

It is the time to get out the chai and the teas scented with vanilla and crème brûlée.  Make a pot, and grab a new mug.  Karl got given this one, with an illustration by the Swedish artist Elsa Beskow.

Time for tea

3. Plan a trip

Whether it be a weekend away, or a week in the sun, now is a good time to plan your next trip.  We’ve got a couple of things in the diary already…and contemplating what to do in the summer.

4.  Get out the candles

Being not long back from Scandinavia, I just want to light candles about the house, even though it is not such a thing here.  The candle holder below is one I have had for many years is from Kosta Boda.

Candle light (and Nordic literature!)

5.  Plan your reading

Forget the beach reading, think of sofa reading.  I’m really enjoying these short stories by Tom Hanks.

Reading time

6. Fill your diary

Coming up this month…The Comedy Festival, The Food Show, International Documentary Film Festival as well as several things on at the cinema (really want to see Isle of Dogs and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society). We also still haven’t been to the This is New Zealand exhibition at the City Art Gallery or the reopened art collection and exhibition at Te Papa.  Are there enough days?

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram@thistleandkiwis.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on thistlesandkiwis@gmail.com






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