In America going all out and decorating festively for fall is the norm. Pumpkins on doorsteps, Halloween displays all over the front yard, etc. Christmas time is like this too (maybe even more extreme? Americans what do you think?) but we aren’t there yet! I’ve seen a few nice autumnal displays in shopfronts around Belfast and I think it’s safe to say I’m the only resident in my area that’s decorated outside their door. I now have three pumpkins on my little porch and I’m sure the neighbours might think I’m insane!

The New Englander I am, I missed apple cider today at a place like this. I waltzed around with a coffee instead.

Our friend Kavina joined us for a Sunday at a local farm just outside of the city. Literally only twenty minutes away! I had scouted out a pumpkin patch online and didn’t realise it was one of the busiest petting zoos in Northern Ireland, haha. We were surrounded by parents desperate to keep their screaming children busy and happy. And we were definitely the only people there without kids!

*Skirt is New Look. 

I don’t believe in photoshopping so you’ll have to deal with actual people in the background of my photos😮 (I think people are really going overboard with photoshop on Instagram but I’ll save that rant for another time).

We saw so many lovely fuzzy creatures, pet some black Labrador puppies, and even met a very angry boar who was frustrated with Hughie being too near him and his girlfriend and tried to jump the low gate. We had mini heart attacks. The angora bunnies really captured my heart.

There wasn’t too many big pumpkins around. I grabbed this medium sized one and he needs a scrub. He’s joined the other pumpkins outside my door now! 🧡 My plan is to carve them and MAYBE make soup. I’ll put tealights in the jackolanterns for Halloween but I’m not exactly sure if there’ll be trick-or-treaters around this Wednesday! I’ll get candy just in case…

Such a fun day!! Hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend and are gearing up for a good week ahead!