Hot chocolates on the heathland.



A M B E R   A U T U M N   L I G H T .

Jason and I decided to revisit one of our favourite autumnal pastimes from last year on Sunday, by bringing a flask of hot chocolate along with us on a dog walk and pausing for a cosy picnic.

Very little’s changed from this year to the last. Well, I guess there has been one very major change, but apart from that (and aside from both my hair and Teddy’s coat being longer and more unruly than this time last year), we’re just as content with these quiet, peaceful sorts of days as we ever were.

Still more at peace in the countryside than anywhere else, and more fond of being bundled up against a nipping wind than we were of the balmy summer days just gone.

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The weather was so delicious and dreamy all day long, and all I could think of over and over was how I could live forever happy with year round weather like this.

The light was warm and soft and hazy, the wind picked up my hair a few dozen times over and tied it in knots around my neck, and the sun had just the gentlest touch of warmth to it.

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We veered off the main path to a fallen tree tucked just out of sight in a patch of fir trees and heather, took up seats in that weather-beaten tree trunk, and poured out two mugfuls of dark, sweet, thick hot chocolate.

The wind couldn’t reach us, shielded as we were by firs all around, and those tin mugs of hot chocolate alone were enough to warm our chilly fingers.

But really, my fingers were all that was cold- the rest had been taken care of by that dreamily cosy roll neck…

M Y   O U T F I T  - Roll neck poncho || Shirt || Jeans || Hunter boots


J A S O N ‘ S   O U T F I T  - Shirt || Khakis || Barbour boots.

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  • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons

    This is such a nice idea – I love a long autumn walk and I love hot chocolate, will definitely be stealing this!

  • Katie Deacon

    What a lovely day. I agree with your sentiments on the weather, crisp autumnal days are the best!

    Katie xoxo

  • Sarah Cale

    Looks perfect, you’ve totally inspired me for this weekend.

  • emily couture

    This looks and sounds like the perfect day! :)

    emily xx

  • Sarah Taylor

    What a perfect idea. We’ve just moved to the countryside so we’re enjoying some country walks.

    And that poncho is amazing. Have ordered it immediately!


  • Anna

    so perfect!! love this plan :)

  • Hannah Hoskins

    Love, love, love your outfit! Looks like a perfect day x

  • Rachel Harris

    Looks like a perfect place to go for a walk! Your poncho is lovely, looks so snuggly!!

    Rachel – Cake Doesn’t Count x

  • Courtney

    This looks like the most peaceful fall outing ever! I love your poncho too!

  • Helen

    Aww you and your blog are gorgeous! Another fabulous post, lovin’ the knitwear too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Antonia

    I love to spend time outside walking with my dogs. This place looks like heaven. I really like your poncho. It looks so pretty and comfy. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Leanne Rayment

    Looks like the perfect way to spend an autumn day. Random question, but what hot chocolate do you use? x

    • Rosie

      This is just Marks & Spencer’s Hot Chocolate mix stirred into hot frothed oat milk (which is AMAZING in coffee & hot chocolate!) :) x

  • Jennifer

    I love your outfit – it looks so cosy! This sounds like a beautiful way to spend an autumn day, I definitely need to take a hot chocolate out with me on walks from now on!

    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Becca

    Looks like you had a lovely time, that hot chocolate looks delicious! Also love your poncho, I can’t wait to get my favourite snugly knits out of the closet :)

  • Laura Blake

    Absolutely beautiful photos! And tehy’ve now made me want a hot chocolate, haha, mmm.

    Laura | elelibee

  • Yelle

    i love hot cocoa to go! xo

  • Eloise

    Gorgeous photos as always, and now I really want to drink some hot chocolate before bed! xx

  • Roseanna Bowen

    What a beautiful post! Looks like an absolutely perfect way to spend a Sunday.

  • Pili G

    I love this photos, that hot chocolate looks delicious! Also love your outfit and the place just looks amazing



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  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Love the enamel cups you used for the hot chocolate. Your walk looks glorious! xxx

  • Stephanie Sadler

    Mmm hot chocolate! Looks like a lovely day. x

  • Lauren S

    OH what a beautiful Autumnal walk, and that hot chocolate has really inspired me to go whip something up in the kitchen right now!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Sally Crangle

    Such beautiful light in these photos darling lovely Rosie!!!! I’ve been feeling exactly the same way. I could live a year of Autumns just like this one – forever and ever!

  • Mimmi

    Gorgeous photos! The light is just stunning. I love autumn walks, especially when the sun is shining and the air is crisp. And now I’m craving hot chocolate…!

    Mimmi xx
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