Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Dorothy Days December so far...

Hello everyone,

Sorry for being rather absent from my blog recently. Life has been rather hectic with craft fairs, vintage markets, lots of online sales! I have also had quite a busy schedule with work and family commitments so my blog has been rather quiet. 

Can't believe it is December and that we are now on the countdown to Christmas! I am so excited. As I have been away for a while I thought I would share with you all how I have spent my December so far......

  • Getting rather excited each morning about a new advent calendar window to open!
  • Drinking lots of tea (surprise surprise!!) to warm up after coming in from outside
  • Making shortbread biscuits for friends and also for our elderly next door neighbour, she looked so happy when we took them over!
  • Doing lots of craft fairs and Christmas markets including Bath vintage market.
  • Iceskating (and I even managed not to fall over!)
  • I spent a whole day making lots of Christmas wreathes to sell which was so much fun!
  • Attempting to learn how to walk in my new Christmas party heels!
  • Going to lots of art exhibitions in London which was fantastic. I went to see the Pre-Raphaelite show in the Tate Britain and also looked around their general collection, the Victorian and Albert (V&A) to see their Venetian works they have the most beautiful glass collection and also have some amazing textiles. I also went to the National Gallery to see some of my favourites.
  • Saw the Christmas tree in Trafalgar square being put up while visiting the National Gallery
  • Went to Jamie Oliver's cafe for Brunch which was AMAZING, the food was so good and it was such a lovely treat.
  •  I have been doing some Christmas shopping both online and offline
  • Going for Christmas cocktails with my friends and family.
  • Lots of nights in with the log fire burning
  • Packaging up items which I have sold on Etsy
  • .....lots of trips to the post office to send all my items to lovely people all across the world.
  • A hilarious night of Pictionary with my friends and family  (who knew that such a simple game could get some competitive?! ) 
  • Walks in the woods at the back of my house with my woolly hat on! etc etc

How have you been spending your December so far and what else do you have planned for before Christmas?

Thursday, 22 November 2012

English high tea - History and customs

Hello everyone :),
I found this wonderful graphic which explains tea time history and customs which I thought I would share with you all. I love tea whether it is for high tea, afternoon tea or a quick cuppa before leaving the house! I really love the ettiquette for high tea that is has listed at the bottom!
Hope you enjoy reading this post :) 

The history and customs of high tea

So who would like some high tea !? Have your's from a beautiful vintage teacup (all made in England) Please take a look at the link above to see the tea cups I currently have listed in my shop.

Would love to hear from people from other countries to hear what their tea time is like and if they have any different ettiquette for tea or traditions :) would be fun to hear so please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great day :)
The Dorothy Days 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Big announcement :) !

Hello everyone,

Well as promised here is my big annoucement.......
I have been planning it for ages and trying to keep it a secret!

To celebrate the start of the holidays and the countdown to Christmas I am offering 20% off all items in my shop!! How exciting is that?! The sale starts today and goes onto Tuesday 27th so covers Thanksgiving for all my American followers and Black Friday.

There are lots of items in my shop which would make fantastic Christmas presents so please be sure to take a look and see what is on offer. All my smaller items (earrings, necklaces etc) are gift wrapped in pretty organza gift bags too so you don't even have to do the wrapping up!

Please click this link to have a little browse in my shop

All the prices you see in the shop are pre sale prices. Just enter the coupon code CHRISTMASCHEER at the checkout to receive 20% off your order. The only item which is excluded in the offer is my mix and match earring listing as this is already at discounted price.

HAPPY SHOPPING and have a wonderful thankgiving all my friends in America :)

Best wishes
The Dorothy Days

P.S Please be sure to stop in and take a look at my blog post tomorrow, it is going to be a good one!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Item of the Week- Handmade Christmas Earrings

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far. I have been really busy this end as I am preparing for a Christmas vintage market in Bath's Green Park station. If anyone is around on Sunday 25th please be sure to come, there are lots of fantastic stalls!!

I am feeling rather Christmasy this week (I know I know....ALREADY!!) so my Item of the Week this week is Christmas themed.

The item of the week for this week is my beautiful Christmas star earrings. These earrings are really festive and fun. They are avaliable in different colours (green, blue and yellow ) and make wonderful Christmas gifts especially for Christmas stockings as they are priced at just £3! I know that Christmas can be a stressful time with lots going on so to save you time I have also gift wrapped them for free and they come in a beautiful white organza gift bag (the white is very Christmasy with the red and it makes the gift look really smart)

Please take a look!

I also have really exciting news to announce later so please check back for the announcement :) !

The Dorothy Days X

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Some tea facts!

Hello everyone :)

Hope that you all have been having a good week :) . As most of you will know, I am rather obsessed with tea! I thought it would be fun this week to feature some tea facts on my blog for all you big tea drinkers out there.....anyone love tea as much as me ?!

But I think the best fact of all is that tea always tastes better from a beautiful vintage tea cup.....FACT!!! 

Hope you all enjoyed this feature
The Dorothy Days :) Xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Randy Pausch- Really achieving your childhood dreams

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend, what did you all get up to ?

My quote of the week for this week is a lovely quote by Randy Pausch. Randy was a American professor who lectured at CMU in Pittsburgh he developed terminal cancer and was given just 3-6 months of good health left. He held a lecture called "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"in which he spoke about his childhood dreams, enabling the dreams of others and lessons he had learnt that could help others achieve their dreams and enable the dreams of others. The lecture is upbeat and inspirational. It went on to recieve much press attention. This is a quote from his lecture.....


If anyone is interested in watching the lecture (I highly reccommend that you do) you can watch it below :) .

Please share and inspire others :)

The Dorothy Days 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Winter in the English countryside

On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Inspirational quote of the week - Wayne Gretzky

Hello everyone :) ,

Happy Monday!!! Feels very strange here in England as it is so dark and cold and there is a proper wintery chill in the air. I am starting to get really excited about Christmas now. The light have been going up in town ready to be switched on for December and I am crafting like crazy at the moment so I can be prepared for my Christmas craft fairs which are coming up and also have enough stock in my shop for the Christmas rush. My blog has had loads of views from Russia recently so a big hello to all my Russian followers and readers :). I have also had a lot of views in my shop from Russia and so I have decided to try and make it easier for my Russian shoppers and added Russia to the shipping locations at the bottom of some of my items. I am always happy to ship worldwide but not all of my items have all the locations I ship to listed (please contact me for a quote). So far all my earrings now have a shipping price to Russia to make it easier for my Russian shoppers :) hope this helps. I will hopefully add shipping to Russia on all my tea cups as well but please contact me in the meantime for quote :)

 Quote of the week for this week I was really pleased to stumble across and I thought it was a really great and inspiring quote. It is by Wayne Gretzky who was a Canadian ice hockey player and one of the greatest players ever.

His quote is both true for sport and for life in general. I hope this quote inspires you all this week :)

" You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

—Wayne Gretzky

The Dorothy Days  Xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Dorothy Days' Feature Friday- Tabbys Vintage Shop

Hello everyone :) ,

First of all, before I start this week's Feature Friday. I just wanted to let you all know that I am thinking of all of you who are reading this from places affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have been watching on the news from here in England and have been really shocked by some of the images I have seen. Thinking of you all.

This week for Feature Friday I am featuring Tina from ....

Tina is from Wisconsin, United States and has been running her Etsy shop for almost a year. The shop is named after Tina's cat Tabby who she said really appreciated a good vintage find!! Tina opened her shop as something to pass the time while being a stay at home mum (mom for my American followers!) She is now a single mum and hopes that her love of vintage can turn from a passion into something that will also pay the bills. Her shop specialises in vintage clothing and accessories including vintage jewellery, scarves and hats. She also stocks lots of difficult to find plus size vintage clothing.

I asked Tina to pick some of her favourite items from her shop at the moment and this is what she picked.....

This incredible 1960's danville loungewear made of quilted fabric. Tina says.... "how can you look at this and not feel happy? It screams "please wear me for a day out, I'm not just lounging" !! "
I couldn't agree more.....I think it is fabulous and I love the paisley motifs.

The second item that Tina chose was this amazing black and white dress with polka dots. Tina explained how this dress is rather special as was handmade and has a label inside the dress saying "especially for you by Mom" lovely is that? This little dress must have been made with so much love and thought :)

Please be sure to have a look at Tina's shop by clicking the link HERE ! Her shop is well worth a browse and is a treasure trove of beautiful items.

Hope that you enjoyed this week's Feature Friday :)

The Dorothy Days Xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A busy week so far...and fog....lots of fog!

Hello everyone :) ,

Hope that you have been having a great week so far. I feel like I have got lots done this week already :) ! On Sunday I am going to Bath Vintage Market so I have been busy preparing. I have been carefully wrapping up tea cups for the journey, making more jewellery, labelling items and just making sure I have everything ready. Really excited about going. If anyone is in or near Bath at the weekend please be sure to come, the vintage market is great fun. There are lots of amazing stalls with vintage and handmade items and sells everything from clothes to records and from vintage furniture to Dorothy Days tea cups!!! For anyone interested it is held at Green Park Station :).


This week I have been waking up early so that I can try and get as much fitted into my day as possible! It is really strange waking up when its still quite dark outside and this week it has been extra strange as England has been covered in a very thick fog. In the mornings with the winter light and thick fog there has been an almost magical feel where everything that looked familiar suddenly looks rather strange and new .... its a little bit like when it snows :)

Here are some photos from the BBC sent in by readers to show the fog which we have been having this week in the U.K

Click here to see !

and here is the latest weather forecast for the U.K taken from the MET office.. I thought it might make some of my followers who live in sunnier climates laugh!

Hope you all have been having a good week so far. What has the weather been like in your part of the world ?

The Dorothy Days x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Quote of the Week- C.S Lewis

Hello everyone and happy Monday :)

Thought I would kick the week off with another inspirational quote. Thank you everyone who has shared their favourite quotes in the comment section below, it has been lovely to hear all your comments and discover some new quotes. Please keep them coming, I shall feature the best ones on my blog as the quote of the week.

This week the quote was chosen by Catalin from Asian Rose Designs. (Thank you!!!)
I really love this quote and thought it was a lovely positive quote to get this week started and to be uplifting as the weather has been rather gloomy here in the UK.

You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream." C.S. Lewis

What is your favourite quote?

Have a great week :) ! 
The Dorothy Days Xx 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

5 things that made me smile this weekend.

Hello everyone :)

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend. It has been wet and rainy and miserable here in the U.K and has been getting dark so early in the evening too....winter is deffinatly here but despite the weather I have been having a wonderful weekend :) !

On Saturday my mum came to stay and we went out for a girls shopping day. I treated myself and bought the most beautiful new shoes.....I am rather in love with them (I promise I will upload some photos soon)! I also visited an art gallery to view some of the photography work. The work was absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed myself :). That evening we sat down and had cheese and wine, pate and crackers and delicious onion bread while we caught up. Was a great day.

Today I have had much more of a lazy day inside, I love lazy Sundays and to make myself not feel so bad about having a really lazy day I did some paperwork in the afternoon so I feel ready for next week :) !!

I thought I would share with you 5 things that made me smile this weekend....

1) My mum visiting :) !

2) Beautiful new shoes that I just can't wait to wear!

3) Visiting art galleries is one of my favourite things to do so always puts a big smile on my face

4) This weekend in the middle of town a mans umbrella blew inside out....instead of wrestling with it and trying to put it down he started to dance and leap around in 'singing in the rain' style!!! Was hilarious :), I love when people don't take themselves too seriously.

5) I came across Nail Rock this weekend which is a designer nail wrap company. They have the most amazing designs that are so imaginative... here are some of my favourite. Be sure to check them out  by clicking the link above :). Both images below are taken from their new blog.

 These 'Bee in My Bonnet' nails are amazing, I love the little wings.

Nails couldn't get any chic-er than this!!! via

Hope you all had a great weekend

The Dorothy Days

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Things my followers love about where they live

Hello everyone,

I posted a little while ago about my favourite things about living in the English countryside and asked to hear what you guys love about where you are from. I had some wonderful responses from lots of different places around the world, was really lovely to read all the responses. Thanks so much for sharing and I thought I would share a few here:

Zoe from stone tree jewelry said:
I'm in a rather rural part of the United States in the gorgeous state of Maine. It's fall foliage season here and we had our first wood fire weeks ago. Not for everyone, but I love it! :)

One of my favourite things about Autumn is coming inside slighty chilly and warming up infront of a lovely log fire so I was so glad that Zoe posted this as some of the things she loves most about where she lives.

Grace left me this lovely reply:

I live in a rural part of California's Gold Country and we are enjoying Indian Summer, still in the 90's here this week and tomorrow is October! I love this time of year, just before the Fall season kicks in. The trees are already turning and things are settling in, with the squirrels bustling about, the birds are especially happy and enjoying the birdbath daily. It is fun to watch them take turns. Mama deer and 2 of her triplets came through the yard last evening, and I am sure #3 was nearby.
The weather is mild enough that my hubby and I enjoy our back porch in the evenings after sundown.
I enjoy hearing about your country life too - Life is Good!

Can't believe its still in the 90s over there!!! WOW!! The last few days weeks here in the U.K have been rain, rain and more rain and quite cold so I am really jealous! Having a deer family visit  must be amazing, we do have deer up the back of the garden which leads into the woods but they very rarely venture down close enough to the house for me to get a good look. I usually see them while driving home at night along the country roads.

Jayne from handmadecuties said:

 Hmmm...I loved where I used to live and I'm settled where I live now. Sleeping with the windows wide open, the sound of bull frogs at night, the cool morning air are the things I miss most about my old home.

These are the things that I like most about where I now live...
*I can make a quick trip to the grocery store a couple minutes away.
*Although traffic is bad, I get to cut off the freeway and reach my home without getting stuck in the really horrendous traffic.
*I, at least, have a little fenced in back yard for my dog to run around.
*The inside of our home has a great set-up with lots of space.
*I have a garden.

I think I want to move now...Can I come and live with you?

Living more in town must have its perks as well, I am slightly less rural now than I used to be but it used to be a 24 mile round trip just to get to the supermarket which was a bit of a nightmare if you forgot anything!!!

I will feature the rest of the replies in my next blog post and if anyone else would like to add what they love about where they live I would love to hear from you too :), please leave me a message in the comment section below and let me know where you live and why you love it :)

Thanks again for all my lovely comments, I really love reading them and so interesting to hear about where you all come from. Makes me want to do loads of travelling and see all these different places!

Have a great weekend

The Dorothy Days Xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ophelia by Millias from the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood

Hello everyone,

I have been thinking about my blog quite a bit recently and have decided that along with my regular features I want to do some more personal blog posts. I really want to start blogging about things I really love and I am passionate about so you can get to know a little bit more about me :). So far you probably know that I am rather obssessed with vintage and I am more than a little addicted to tea!  Something that you might not know about me is that I am an Art Historian! I studied the History of Art/ Art History at degree level and art is one of my biggest passions. I often post art based links on my Facebook page but it is not something I speak that much about on my blog. I spend lots of my time going to galleries and exhibitions and seeing works of art up close in the flesh so I thought I would share with you all some of my passion for art and some of my favourite artworks by writing a short piece about each. I hope that you shall enjoy these posts and also learn a little bit too :). Would love to hear what some of your favourite art works are :).

To kick things off I thought I would start with Ophelia (1851- 52) which is a work by Sir John Everett Millais who was part of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood. The brotherhood was founded by Millais, Rosetti and Hunt and rejected the popular Renaissance style of painting in favour of work Pre Raphael hence the name of the group, The Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood. There is a big exhibition on the Pre Raphaelites at the moment in England at the TATE gallery so I thought this would be a good place to start. I am really excited to be visiting the exhibition in a few weeks time. Has anyone been to see it yet?

This painting is one of extreme beauty but also sadness. Ophelia is a character taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet who drowns herself in the stream. This painting is one of the most prized in TATE Britain and was given to the nation by Sir Henry Tate who made his fortune from sugar. The painting has been beautifully painted with an incredible amount of detail. Millias believed that every element of the painting should be painted with the same importance so the flowers in the background are as beautifully and delicately executed as Ophelias face and body. The river in the painting is in Surrey, England and was painted on site by Millais so that he could get all the details correct. Ophelia was then painted in his studio. The colours in this painting are so beautiful and luminous due to the new colours which were avaliable around this period because of the advances in technology particually in the production of chemicals needed to make these brighter more vibrant colours.

Hope you enjoyed this small intro to this work :) . Please let me know if you would like more infomation on the paintings in my future posts or if that was the right amount :)

The Dorothy Days

Monday, 8 October 2012

The Dorothy Days' Quote of the Week- Thomas Merton

Hello everyone and happy Monday :) !

I hope that you have all had a wonderful and restful weekend and are ready to start the new week!

My quote of the week this week is by Thomas Merton. One of my biggest passions is art so I really love this quote and think there is a lot of truth in it.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”Thomas Merton.

Do you have a favourite quote which you would like to see featured? I always love to hear new quotes which I have never heard before so please share with me in my comment section below.

The Dorothy Days X

Monday, 1 October 2012

Inspirational Quote of the week : George Eliot

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
- Mary Anne Evans (Under the pen name of George Eliot) 

Mary Anne Evans/ George Eliot (1819-1880) was a English novelist who was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.  

Hope that you all have a great week.

The Dorothy Days 

Saturday, 29 September 2012

5 things I love about the countryside....

Hi everyone,

I thought I would do another 5 things blog post so this week. I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful English countryside in a really rural location so this week I am doing 5 things I love about the countryside.

1) You can see the stars and they shine really brightly as everything else is dark around and there isn't so much light pollution. Where I live there are no street lights and the nearest town is about 10 miles away so on a clear night the sky looks incredible.

2) Not having shops or entertainment on your doorstep means you have to find your own entertainment which results in a lot of fun and enjoying the landscape around you. I love going down to the beach or going on a walk through the woods with friends. Means there are no distractions and it is perfect for catching up.

3) Local produce! In the garden we have lovely apples and also other types of fruit but just down the road is a farm who sell the most wonderful local produce in one of their outbuildings. They sell local meat, honey, biscuits, fruit and vegetables, amazing jams etc. There is also a lady who has her own chickens and sells their eggs out the front of her house. The eggs are about as free range as you can get!

4) Community spirit. It is wonderful to see how much of a community there is and how willing they are to help each other out. When our lawnmower broke down and the grass in the garden was getting rather long we had a knock on the door and a neighbour offered to cut the grass for us.

5) Living in such a beautiful area makes me smile nearly every day. It is so quiet and peaceful here and although I love to visit the city and make regular trips to London, it is wonderful to return to the countryside. I can't wait for the leaves on the trees to start changing colour and for us to have the log burner in the evenings.

What do you love most about where you live?

The Dorothy Days

Monday, 24 September 2012

Quote of the week- Albert Einstein

Hi everyone,

I have been thinking about ways to improve my blog and I thought it might be nice on Mondays to have an inspirational quote to get the week started :) . I thought it might be nice and positive and get us in the mood for having a great week and achieving lots. What do you all think? Is that a feature that you would like to see? Please let me know in the comments section below. I thought I also might do some of my favourite quotes from books and poems etc too.

The quote for this week is by Albert Einstein and I thought it was a rather lovely quote especially as I know lots of my blog followers are crafters and artists so imagination is key to what they do. So this quote if for all my lovely followers to make and create beautiful things.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein

If anyone else has a favourite quote they would like to share please share it in the comments box below and I will feature some of them soon :).
Have a wonderful week everyone.
The Dorothy Days

Saturday, 22 September 2012

5 things MY FOLLOWERS love about Autumn!

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comment this week :), has been really nice to read them and I have even had people commenting on some of the older blog posts which is lovely to see that even the older ones are still being read and enjoyed!

Last week I posted 5 things I love about Autumn as I am really excited that Autumn is now here! I asked you guys to tell me what your top 5 things you love about Autumn were as well and I had some lovely replies so I thought I would share them with everyone :).

Jayne from handmadecuties said that her top five favourite things about Autumn were...

1) Thanksgiving celebration with family
2) Refreshing rain
3) Turkey and Pumpkin pie
4) Being home with the kids on school break
5) Autumn colors (wish we had seasonal changes here and I could see the leaves change colors)

Jamie from chatterblossom also shared hers with me:

1. Cool and crisp smells in the air
2. The feeling that everyone around me is getting excited about the holidays
3. Feeling like time is slowing down just a bit into a relaxed calm
4. The smell of cinnamon baking
5. Have hot drinks outside in the cold

An anonymous poster also posted saying:
1. Wearing layers and scarves, gloves, hats and boots.
2. Long walks in the countryside
3. Sitting by a log fire
4. Walking through crunchy leaves!
5. Bonfire night

Really interesting to see what other people like about Autumn and their experiences of Autumn from different places around the world and how that differs from my experience of Autumn in England. For example, I have never ever had pumpkin pie ! I am really intrigued about it.....what does it taste like?!

Thanks again to everyone who shared their top 5 :).

The Dorothy Days X

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A video on Simone Rocha and her work

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are having a wonderful day today :). What have you all been up to ?
Today I thought I would share with you a wonderful video I found which was produced by the Tate (for those of you outside of the U.K, the Tate galleries are 4 art galleries in the U.K). The video shows the blurring of lines between art and fashion and the work of Simone Rocha. Her work is beautiful and it is well worth a watch.

I hope you enjoyed the video :) .

The Dorothy Days

Friday, 14 September 2012

The Dorothy Days new items

Hi everyone,

I have been busy listing some new items in my shop and I thought I would share some of them with you all :) . A little while back I really focused on adding some more vintage items to my shop so added lots of vintage tea cups. This time I focused on adding some more handmade items so there is a nice mix between the two. I have a new range of earrings and I also have started to make some rings :). I hope that you all like them. So far, the response on Etsy seems positive and they are getting quite a lot of views which I was really thrilled about.

Here are a selection of some of my newly listed items:

Here are my apple earrings which I made last week. They are made out of polymer clay (fimo), as are all of the new range and are very small in size which I think makes them the perfect size for every day wear.

Here is another of my new listing, my handmade grape earrings which I thought were really fun, in fact I kept a pair of these for myself :) !!

These are my orange earrings which I thought were really bright and cheerful :) and almost like those cake decorations which you can get, you know the little slices of lemon and orange which are covered in sugar?

I also made watermelon, dragon fruit, pink grapefruit and lemon earrings :).

I also did a first for The Dorothy Days and added a listing which is a mix and match listing. I made the collage myself and think it came out quite well and I am also quite excited by the idea of it. In the past I have people contact me asking for custom listings (such as a lady who wanted to buy 60 gift tags instead of 10). I love doing custom listings but I also thought by having a mix and match it might be easier for customers as they can do it instantly. With this new listing I am also offering a discount on the item price and the customer shall only have to pay for one lot of shipping so end up saving quite a bit of money :)

So the idea is the customer just lets me know which of these earrings they would like by giving me the letter of the earrings :). You can see the new listing here. What do you all think ?

I have also been busy making some button rings and a rose ring.

Here is one of my new wooden button rings

Would love to hear what you all think of my items :) . The shop is the fullest it has ever been which is an amazing feeling :) 

Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. 

The Dorothy Days X

5 things I love about Autumn The Dorothy Days

Hello everyone,

I am really quite excited this year that it is Autumn so I thought I would share with you 5 things I love about the Autumn. Would love to hear what your top 5 would be as well.

1) Nights spent in with family or friends snuggled up in front of the fireplace. We have a little log burner which gives off amazing heat and is also wonderful to have in the room and watch. I love the sounds that the fire makes and also the different colours. Watching it is rather mesmerising.

2) Going to the beach when it is windy. I almost love going to the beach when it is windy as much as I do when it is sunny. It is lovely to walk along the coast in a pair of wellies (Wellington boots). Makes you feel all refreshed :). 

3) Bonfire night!! Such good fun :)

4) Making lots of lovely warming meals for supper. I get really into making soups and casseroles in the Autumn time.


5) The leaves in all the different colours, it makes everywhere look so beautiful (it is also rather fun to play in!)

What are your top five things that you love about Autumn ?

The Dorothy Days