I love autumn, and that ain’t no lie.
We’re really lucky about where we live, as we’re really close to the city, but also are surrounded by loads of rural adventures like farms and woodlands.
Within walking distance of our home is Pickwell Farm, and it’s a place that both myself and Dann have both expressed a want to visit. So luckily for us, when Alice messaged me last weekend to invite us on an impromptu trip for pumpkin picking,we strapped Henry into our Ergobaby and wandered on down.
We had beautiful October sunshine for the lunchtime trip, and honestly we had such a laugh. I mean three bloggers (Arran also blogs – Alice and Arran are basically working on being the Beyonce and Jay-z of the blogging world, I swear) and a pumpkin patch, plus a sleeping four month old, made for a picture perfect photo session, plus we all needed MANY pumpkins for our homes. Alice will be getting crafty with hers, and ours will be used for Henry’s Christening at the end of the month for our autumn picnic theme party!
Here’s some photos from our morning in the fields (word of warning, this post is very photo heavy!! But you know that’s kind of my jam!!).
Did anyone else know that pumpkin stalk are really prickly?? Cos I really didn’t!!
The best friend a girl could ask for!
We also picked our own corn too which was so cool – I’ve never picked corn before. Though I have to admit the corn section was a little creepy looking. I think we’ve all see too many scary movies!
One of the things that I love about becoming a parent is finding new adventures and new things to do with our time, that will one day be something our little boy can look forward to when he is older.
Also FYI the Pickwell Farm shop is so so good. All their fruit and veg is at such an amazing price, and we only spent £7.50 on all those pumpkins.
Purple kale – so very pretty
We’ve now set a little tradition with Alice and Arran to return to Pickwell Farm every autumn to get our pumpkins,which I’m so looking forward to, as Henry will be walking and can join in the fun! And maybe summer too for strawberry and raspberry picking ready for home-made fruit crumble.
OUTFIT: Dungarees: Primark, Top: H&M, Boots: New Look (similar), Rucksack: Accessorize (similar), Sunglasses: Primark
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.