The Sunday Supplement is back after it's holiday in August (Cornwall, blinding weather, thanks for asking.) Although i'm excited for Autumn, we aren't quite ready to say goodbye to summer, and with weeks of sunshine forecast we'll keep one foot firmly anchored in our summer rhythms, with another creeping toward the cosiness of Autumn. September is a transition month, an opportunity for fresh starts. My big news this month is that i'm expecting another baby! So the fresh start of September feels somehow right, as does my need to nest. Welcome, September!
- Pick blackberries. September is the foragers paradise with so much produce ready to be harvested.
- Get organised. I recently invested in some new stationary and have spent some time planning my next projects and allocating time to them over the Autumn term.
- Have a clear out of clothes. Don't put any summer clothes away you wouldn't LOVE to see again next year. Thank them and donate. As you get out the Autumn/winter clothes and blankets, discard anything you no longer love.
- Enjoy these last golden days of summer. The UK is forecast to have some lovely weather over the next week or so- make the most of it with a beach breakfast or park picnic.
- Create a bedtime routine for the whole family. Often over summer, bedtimes slip later, so spend some time working on everyone catching some more zzz's before school starts again/ and the cold germs of Autumn set in.
- Prepare your home for Autumn and winter. Get the chimney swept and the logs ordered, freshen blankets, jumpers and coats on the washing line, stock up on candles, check the seals on the windows and the boiler.
- Celebrate the change of season in your home. Display Conkers and pretty leaves as they change. Go through the house discarding or storing any seasonal decorations and donating anything you no longer love or isn't useful.
- Print your photo's! Print out your favourite summer memories or make a photo album.
- Pamper yourself. If your summer has been action and adventure filled (or work/childcare filled!), you might find yourself approaching September feeling exhausted. Make time to pamper yourself with a long hot candle lit bath, lots of early nights with a book, or book a massage or spa day.
- Celebrate the Harvest Festival In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. Harvest festival is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest the Harvest Moon (the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox - 22 or 23 September). Decorating your table with baskets of fruit, bake a harvest loaf, or donate to a local charity of church.
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