Puttery Treats For the Autumn

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* Add a spoonful of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon to your morning Canarino for an autumnal take on a healthy, infection fighting,  morning drink...

* Change the ink in your fountain pen to a rich brown or seasonal bottle green...

* Fill a jar with homemade honeycomb. A breeze to make and the perfect sweet treat for cozy evenings...

* Seek out a recording of  Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, for it is deliciously Autumnal and makes the quite most perfect accompaniment to mornings spent baking in the kitchen... 

* Make a Home Sweet Home sampler your craft project of the season...

* Fill a small planter with colorful twigs and bare leaves and display it on a garden table laden with gourds and pumpkins in preparation for Halloween...

* Paint Autumnal leaves with melted beeswax and capture their beautiful colors for the rest of the season...

* There is no soup quite as lovely as Minestrone. It is Autumn in a bowl. This weekend make it your business to perfect your very own recipe...

* Clean all empty garden pots thoroughly before putting them away so they don't grow mouldy during the Winter...

* Ring the changes at bedtime by stirring a tablespoonful of peanut butter into your bedtime cocoa...

* Add cedarwood and patchouli oils to sea salt and a spoonful of olive oil for a soothing, cosseting bath on cold nights...

* Seek out a roll of  seasonal Washi tape with which to seal every letter you send. Yep, even those darn bills.

* Gather a few conkers and seed pods and bless each one with an intention for the season. Keep them in a little vintage trinket dish on your bedside as a reminder... 

*Fill a tin with spare batteries, torches, and bulbs and store it somewhere for easy access during dark nights...

* Go squirrel hunting with the kids, wearing crowns fashioned from leaves...

* Sew yourself a DIY bed warmer...

* Make the most of the abundance of gorgeous apples by making Waldorf salad your light, Autumn lunch of choice...

* Download Arthur Ransomes' The Child's Book of the Seasons and read the Autumn chapter out loud to your babba's...

* Make a vanilla cheesecake with a scrumptious base of crushed ginger biscuits and cinnamon. Decorate with candied ginger...

* Stretch sepia colored doilies across small embroidery hoops to add lacy, spiders web like texture to seasonal vignettes...

“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” - Write this quote from William Cullen Bryant on your family blackboard as a reminder of just what a blessing autumn truly is...

* Curl up and watch Food Matters and re-think your entire attitude to good health this season...

* Fashion an Autumn boutonniere from tiny pine cones, ivy leaves and velvet ribbon and pin it to your coat...

* Mix up a huge jar of mixed seeds and flavour with herbs and soy sauce for a nibbly Autumnal treat. 

* Sample a collection of all the gourmet ciders you can now buy until you find one that thrills your tastebuds...

* Rent both Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally for a cinematic reminder of Autumn...

Happy Autumn Housekeepers!

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