three of my favourite things: october

October October

British Apples - Cox Orange Pippin, Egremont Russet and even the humble Bramley Seedling.

October October

Tea and cake at Lovecrumbs. I would highly recommend everything!
Lovecrumbs - 155 West Port, Edinburgh.

October October October

October, my favourite month of all. The nights draw in, suddenly the clocks go back and we are plunged into winter. It's time to buy a new coat, make huge pots of soup and knit a scarf. It's time to stockpile and plan for the season ahead because the best is yet to come.

Most of all October is about simple pleasures - crunching through the leaves to buy coffee and walking home again in the drizzle admiring the auburn trees before they are blown off the trees.


  1. new coat + pots of soup + a knitted scarf. Yup, you have the perfect Autumn equation right there.

    A nice Autumn-y post!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  2. Lovely post, such beautiful photography x

  3. lovely pics, apples are my favs

  4. I love the apples. All the better to drink though, warm cider preferably! I love October too. xx

  5. Hmm, what is that interesting-looking metal spike resting on the teacup? I'm intrigued!

    1. Hi Helen,

      It's part of the teabag, because they are open and filled with loose tea it makes it easy to scoop out and set aside while you drink. Then you can pop in back in and fill up with hot water from the Thermos flask. There is no such thing as a stewed tea at Lovecrumbs!

      Cait x

  6. Beautiful photos!
    I love your blog!

  7. Beautiful photos- I love those little twiddly Apple gadgets.

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  10. your blog is a constant source of inspiration for me. I adore it, it always brings me back to the time when I was visiting my family in Scotland and England. Now I think im going to have to make myself a cup of tea. x

  11. Great pictures!

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  12. Oh wow! I don'T think I've ever seen an apple slicer like that! Although I did see someone peel a potato with a thing like that, then deep frying it and serving it as crisps on a stick. Awesome!

  13. New reader!! Your photos are fantastic! We just moved to Cromarty but I adore Edinburgh and am happy to have found your blog!!

  14. Just found your blog. Beautiful photos dear :)

    New post on my blog. Hope you'll check it ;)
    Lots of kisses, Elena