Falling for Autumn


I've been trying to distract myself from this limbo we're in, or maybe its just Scotland, between Summer and Autumn. None of my clothes seem to fit the weather as it changes so often. Its sad to say but I wish the leaves would start falling and Summer would end.

Autumn is my favourite season and that means a new coat or three, spiced cakes, freshly baked pies, endlessly searching for those elusive perfect boots, the start of School and with it exciting new projects, knitting a new scarf for my love, Hallowe'en and most importantly Urban Outfitters are opening a new store on Princes Street.

Its rained all through my days off and I've been desperate to dust off my pie bird and bake a lovely pie. Then maybe a pepper cake and a pot of spiced pumpkin soup but since its just not cold enough, yet. I've been organizing my bookshelves and pouring over my new books with a pot of tea for company.


  1. you've made me so excited for autumn!
    also, i'm going to scotland tomorrow :)! xxx

  2. i feel like this at the moment too. i can't wait to go apple picking and make a spiced apple cider cake :)

  3. Urban Outfitters in Edinburgh?! Where?

  4. Maxine Alice - Where are you headed? Scotland is lovely just be sure to pack an umberlla and sunglasses!

    Helen - Spiced Apple and cider cake sound like my idea of heaven, I look forward to reading about it :)

    Dejavu122 - On Princes Street according to their website.


  5. Hello, I wanted to leave you a comment to say that I absolutely love your blog. I've so enjoyed looking at your pictures too. Everything is really interesting and well written.

    Thanks so much for sharing and best wishes..

  6. I'm so excited about autumn, too. I'll finally be able to wear something that's not a cotton dress and sandals. Beautiful photos, by the way.

  7. Elise,
    Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm always so happy to hear that someone likes to read my ramblings. I had a look at your blog and literally swooned over all those beautiful ballet costumes.

    I know what you mean, at first summer clothes are wonderful but them become so boring. I love the layering and accessorizing that comes with the cold weather.


  8. oooH! i've been hearing this rumour about UO for a while, apparently in the old virgin/zavvi

  9. are those your bookshelves? i love the reels of cotton in the glass jar! i already have a jar of buttons and a jar of shells- but now i feel a jar of cotton reels will make my shelves complete! i also see you have a few books about the mitfords. i just picked up a big thick volume of decca's letters. what a fascinating family...