Our Autumn Bucket List


I’ve only gone and forgotten all about writing up our autumn bucket list for this year. With a month left to go until we reach winter, I’m pretty far behind. But, luckily we’ve been busy bees behind the Button scenes so there’s a fair few things that I can tick off our list already. Phew. Dejavu? Yes, this is the exact same thing that happened with our summer bucket list. Anyway *rolls eyes and tells self off. Here it is.


*Jumping leaves does not appear anywhere on my list. Because. You know. It’s not always a good idea to jump into a pile of leaves is it *true story.


autumn bucket list



1 Do something creative with a pumpkin on Halloween. *yells tick at no one particular.


Our crazy painted #pumpkins are drying well. Finally we have a #HalloweenWin ! Does it count as its not edible though #happylittlebuttons

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2 Make Halloween goodies for fun. *Tick. Though success is entirely debatable.



3 See the new My little Pony Movie with Little Button and sit in the luxury VIP cinema seats. *Tick. The movie was great and so were those comfy seats.


4 Buy ALL the Halloween sweets. *Another tick. Except no one made it to our door for trick or treating. We are now swimming in sweets. That’s not really a bad thing is it though?!


5 Go to a Halloween party. I don’t allow Little Button to participate in trick or treating, so I’m hoping a little party will keep the smile on her face. *Tick. This was an interesting one. Yay, because school put on the most brilliant Halloween party ever. Nay, because she was petrified of the older children’s frightful costumes.


6 Go to Alexandra Palace to watch the fireworks. *We bought the tickets, but didn’t manage to make it. Maybe next year. It looked amazing from the footage I’ve seen. Did anyone go?


7 Create some firework themed artwork with Little Button.


8 Visit the Enchanted woodland walk at Syon Park, West London. *It’s only on in November for 3 weeks so I better get my skates on for this one. It seems quite low-key and relaxed, just the way we like it. And, apparently there’s food. Ok. Sold!


9 Take Little Button horse riding. Yikes, this is one we should have done during the summer. She loves horses, but with our busy weekends, we didn’t quite manage to fit this in earlier in the year. I’ve discovered we have quite a few stables around us, so it’s going to be hit and miss until we find the right fit, now that she’s old enough to have lessons, rather than just a walk about.


10 Visit London Zoo. Because, how can we possibly live a short tube ride away and not have been already.


11 Book a Christmas show (or 2). We are so lucky to have lots of theatres close by, which makes picking just 1 show quite difficult. Little Buttons is still a bit young to sit through West End shows, so I think we will be opting for something quite family friendly that isn’t too long.


12 Start planning where to go to visit Father Christmas and his grotto! We’ve visited some amazing grottos in past years, so the pressure is on to either try something new, or go back to one of our favourites.    


And there we have it, the Buttons autumn bucket list at a glance. As we only have a few weeks to go, I doubt we will fit everything in, but it’s worth a try.


We’d love to know how your autumn bucket list has been going?




  1. November 12, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Hope your Halloween was epic.

  2. November 14, 2017 / 7:02 am

    I need to come up with a bucket list for things to do, you’ve inspired me! #DreamTeam

  3. November 14, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Wow – that’s quite a list! Love your pumpkin and your Halloween spiders – looks like my baking! 🙂 #dreamteam

  4. November 14, 2017 / 7:04 am

    Lots of fun things you’ve already ticked off. I feel like we didn’t achieve half as much as we should have in Autumn so we’re just writing up our Christmas bucket list now to make sure we do all the fun things we want! #dreamteam

  5. November 14, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Great list.. I need to do a December list and get myself into some sort of organised state before this baby arrives xx #dreamteam

  6. The Mummy Bubble
    November 14, 2017 / 7:38 am

    That bucket list is fantastic. I love what you did with the pumpkin, I may try that next year. London zoo is definitely worth the trip. I want to get my toddler on a pony too. So many ideas here! X #dreamteam

  7. November 14, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Good idea to have a bucket list and then tick off the things when you have done it. Thinking it might be a good way to reward good behaviour with mine and tick it off once done. I love the way you decorated your pumpkin, I might have to steal that idea for next year xx #DreamTeam

  8. November 14, 2017 / 11:10 am

    We loved My Little Pony too and I actually think your spider cakes were super cute!! #DreamTeam

  9. November 14, 2017 / 11:26 am

    The Enchanted woodland walk sounds amazing and we only did one thing on our list last month that we wanted to do and that was go trick or treating for the first time! Have fun with the horse riding x #DreamTeam x

  10. November 14, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Such a great list of Autumnal things to do! I need to write a list like this to get myself organised.


  11. November 14, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I love, love, love your painted pumpkin! Soooo pretty! And you know I also love your Halloween baking, even if you didn’t like the end result! I think you’ve ticked off a fair few things on your list? And still a couple of weeks to do more! Thank you for letting me host #DreamTeam this week lovely! xxx

  12. November 14, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    I love your pumpkin! Such a fab alternative to carving!

  13. November 15, 2017 / 6:15 am

    I love the idea of making a bucket list! I was thinking of doing something similar for places I want to visit with kids next summer. Here summer lasts less than 2 months so you need to plan well and ahead :D.
    Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  14. November 15, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Ooh you have a jam packed list – love the painted pumpkin.#DreamTeam

  15. November 15, 2017 / 10:16 am

    That drawing made me laugh out loud. Loving the creativity of your pumpkin. We love the autumn too. Su #DreamTeam

  16. November 15, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Looks a fab list, full of loads of activities to keep you and little one entertained X #dreamteam

  17. November 15, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Looks a fab list, full of loads of activities to keep you and little one entertained X #dreamteam

  18. November 16, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Hehe I love your illustration Annette. The enchanted walk sounds brilliant! I only wish we lived closer and could’ve tagged along! Happy autumn adventures lovely xx #DreamTeam

  19. November 17, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Wow I love the pumpkin. You’ve got so fab ideas #dreamteam

  20. November 20, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Whomever it was that ruined your leave jumping experience… ugh, don’t get me started! How hard is it to curb your dog? Gatsby is on a flight now to get to the bottom of this for you and little button. He is appalled! #dreamteam

  21. August 25, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Great list, I’m already thinking to Autumn this year. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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