November is well and truly bringing frosty mornings and wintery feels. It’s time to get the log baskets out, the fires on and copious amounts of hot chocolate made!
As we all know November is famous in the United Kingdom for its celebrations on the 5th which usually include fireworks, a bonfire and sparklers. Whilst things are a little different this year and a lot of celebrations didn’t go ahead due to a second lockdown, there is still plenty to keep you occupied at home from game nights with the family or if you’re into baking like me, have a go at some seasonal baking with recipes like apple and cinnamon cake, and delicious homemade toffee apple popcorn.
If you head over to my blog and Instagram page you’ll find lots of tips and tricks on things to do locally (even your local!) as well as recipes and activities to keep us busy (and off our phones) one of which was making our own wellington boot stand from scratch – a great and also useful activity that now means my boots no longer fill with water and mice – win win!
Speaking of wellingtons, why not put a pair on and take a walk locally? November is a fantastic time of year for exploring local wildlife and with an abundance of nature reserves and walks on our doorstep, there is so much to enjoy. One of my favourite things to do is go mushroom hunting in local woodlands and note down the various species growing there, not to mention if you look up then the beauty and colour of autumn leaves are truly a sight to behold. If you don’t want to venture out of the comfort of home and keep to your garden then why not look forwards and get ready for spring? November is a great time of year to buy and plant up tulips ready for spring, and a good time to get a head-start on sweeping fallen leaves and have a general tidy up in the garden.
If gardening is not your thing then it’s time to get the craft box out and think about prepping for Christmas. Whether you want to make your first door wreath or mantelpiece decorations or paint there really is no better excuse to get creative than on a dark November evening.
If you would like to follow my journey throughout the year then head over to my Instagram page by visiting @HerCountryLiving on Instagram.