I love Autumn. I find it hard to pick a favourite season because they all bring something to the table, so to speak. I love Spring with its lambs and budding tulips. Summer means the sun, sand and ice cream and winter means frosty mornings and Christmas.
But Autumn. Well, Autumn is all about colour. I can’t picture a life without colour. Our house is full of it. I admire interiors that are modern, minimalist and colour coded. They look so chic and sophisticated! But colour comforts me, it makes me happy. And there are so many lovely ones to choose from.
So, when Autumn arrives in it’s gold, amber, red and bronze glory, I feel so happy. Seeing all the leaves changing colour and watching them dance about on the pavement is mesmerising and the air just smells different.
Which is why I wanted to quickly list my 10 favourite things about Autumn:
Swirling, falling, crunching. Just brilliant.
3) Darker evenings.
Not a favourite for everyone but I find them cosy.
4) Hot chocolate.
Nothing better to add to that cosy feeling.
Conkers, acorns, pretty leaves and pine cones… myself and the boys come home from the park or from a walk with pur pockets full of them!
Colourful, delicious and crafty. Ticks all boxes for me!
I’m getting into the spirit (haha!) of things this year as our toddler, Teddy, is starting to get the basic gist of holidays and special occasions now. I won’t be using fake blood or scary masks but fun things like Pumpkins, sweets and creepy crawlies are high on my list this year.
8) Bonfire night!
I love the smell in the air around bonfire night. Fireworks mixed in with woodsmoke in chilly air makes my nose tingle and I feel excited like I used to as a kid. Definitely going to look for a display to go to this year!
9) Bed Socks.
Chilly evenings mean cold feet for me, so out come the thick, fluffy socks. Then I kick them off during my sleep as I get too hot!
10) Comfort Foods.
The summer diet (if one has been embarked upon…) goes out of the window and hibernation mode sets in. Which means baking pies, cooking casseroles and simmering stews. Otherwise all that pumpkin goes to waste?!
What do you love most about Autumn?