One of the highlights of my summer was the adoption of a supplementary passtime, having recently picked up a copy of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 to inspire fun activities to be enjoyed with my niece and nephew I proceeded to introduce them to it.
Unfortunately despite them falling very short of the cut-off turns out the active pair had already completed 47 of them. Oh well, suppose I can't complain however of the three remaining two were specifically Autumnal - catching a falling leaf and playing conkers. Was quite surprised and the conkers one to be honest - given that my father was world conker champion in 1977 you'd have thought that one had already been covered, but I suppose I'd better leave that to him.
The sole remainder item was geocaching, I'd vaguely heard about it but the topic still needed the requisite googling, concept looked great and on mentioning it to Ali I got instant full approval. Turns out our esteemed hero Jens Voigt is a big advocate so thumbs up all round. I'll leave it to you to look up if you haven't heard of it, and discover the pleasures for yourself but it is indeed a great pass time if you are the sort of person who finds themselves outside at random locations out and about.
Armed with app in hand the first attempt went beautifully with several caches spread around Draycote water all accessible via bicycle / scooter and we've been hooked ever since.
The next obvious step was to site my own geocache, I've not actually found anywhere to place one yet but I sure am ready with my home made log sheets you can also download and enjoy yourself.