So we asked the very lovely Mimi, over at Little Sips of Tea, to tell us what Sensible September means to her. And here’s what she said…

September is swiftly slipping away – I was startled to realise that it’s already the start of autumn, and that very soon it will be October. Autumn is my favourite season, and a few weeks ago I made a list of all the things I want to do before autumn crystallises into winter. This time of year always feels like ‘back to school’ and freshly sharpened pencils to me. But if September is a time for returning to sensibility and timetables after the freedom of summer, perhaps it is also a time to return to and engage with our senses.


And so, to make sure that autumn doesn’t slip away before I get a chance to do all the things I want to, I have started a new notebook for my autumn bucket list. I always think things are more likely to happen if I have committed them to paper, and the notebook can also then act as a journal of my autumnal adventures.

As can be seen, I have tried to include things to indulge all my senses here….what is on your autumn bucket list?

To Read…

Sherlock Holmes
Gone girl
Wilkie Collins
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Monogram Murders (the new Poirot mystery)

To Do…

Paint nails hot chocolate brown
Go for hot chocolate
Make an autumn leaf garland for the mantelpiece
Make a pumpkin vase
Go to apple day at our local orchard
Afterwards, make an apple pie
At least, one walk in the woods
Also make pumpkin loaf/bread/cake
Go to harvest festival service
Buy a copy of the ladybird book What To Look For in Autumn
Donate to a food bank
Watch How To Make An American Quilt
Feed the birds
Make mini caramel apples
Knit something cosy
Make a thankful tree
Write a letter with a fountain e#pon and send to a friend, for no reason at all
Have a candlelit board games night with my husband
Do a jigsaw
Walk through the fallen leaves in the park
Listen to Vivaldi 4 seasons – autumn

So tell us – what’s on your autumn list?

autumn leaves close up