Things to do in November


November 2017

author: Hannah Burgess

November is officially here, and with bonfire night this weekend we’ve been getting inspired by the month of crackling fires, sparklers and that unbeatable smell in the November air…

Here are some ideas and inspiration for the month of November including tv, food and book recommendations.. We hope you enjoy and remember – stay cosy!


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Bonfire Night

This weekend is Bonfire Night, so it’s that time to bundle up and head to your local show!

Magnificent Displays + A New Series

Crunching through the leaves on the way to see a bonfire and some fireworks is one of our favourite times of the year. It’s always astounding how beautiful and mesmerising the displays are. Check out where your local show is, or have your own mini one in your back garden… Either way, stay safe and enjoy!

Have you been watching the new 3-part series on BBC1 ‘Gunpowder’ about the 1605 plot to blow up the House of Lords? Ringleader Robert Catesby is played by Kit Harrington (and happens to be a descendent of Cateby’s so it’s a great fit!). We would definitley recommend; there’s so much we didn’t know about the gunpowder plot.. (warning: it’s not for the faint-hearted!)

A Bonfire Night Warming Recipe

There’s nothing like the old fashioned potato… For this super simple recipe (perfect for a cold November night) we’re twice baking them and filling them with cheese and spring onion!

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Twice Baked Potato Filled with Cheese and Spring Onion

4 large russet potatoes (scrubbed and pierced with a fork)
4 tbsp butter
120g Cheddar cheese (grated)
50g creme fraiche
4 spring onions (chopped finely)
Sea salt and course black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. Bake potatoes until cooked (usually about 1-1.5hrs). When cool enough to handle cut in half and spoon out the potato into a bowl adding the butter, half the cheese, creme fraiche, spring onions and salt and pepper. Stir well. Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells and bake for another 20 minutes. Add the rest of the cheese on the top and bake for a further 5 so it melts. Leave to cool for a moment and then dive in!

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Pick up a new book

It’s a great month to pick up a new book and hibernate, so take a look at our book recommendation for the month

Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn by Ali Smith was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and it’s no surprise! It’s beautifully written novel about friendship, love, time, identity and politics in a divided Britain. It’s hugely relevant and thought-provoking- definitley a great one to get your teeth into this November (whilst it’s still Autumn…just!). It’s part of a seasonal quartet by the author so Winter, Spring and Summer books are to follow..we can’t wait!

This post includes a referral link, but we’re only mentioning the book because we like it a lot!

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