My favourite time of the year has arrived! Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer sun but there is something really lovely about autumn! Cold winter walks, hot chocolate and cable knit jumpers may be amongst my favourite things, so autumn’s definitely the one for me.
I put together a little list of why autumn is definitely the best month!
1. The colour!
You only have to look out the window to appreciate how beautiful autumn is! The orange leaves falling from the trees, conkers scattered everywhere and the crisp cold air is just beautiful!
2. It’s’ the perfect excuse to go shopping!
New season = new wardrobe and for me, the best thing about autumn is the fashion! Chunky oversized jumpers, fur coats and just more than a passing obsession with boots - I must own over 20 pairs! Layering becomes compulsory and bringing an umbrella when leaving the house is also a must, especially when living in England! The autumn colour palette is also amazing, the bold colours of summer have been laid to rest and a new range of brown, mustard, burgundy and navy have appeared and they’re all over the high street! So it’s time to dig out your favourite winter coat (or pop out and buy a new one!), layer up and face this beautifully crisp weather!
3. The extra hour in bed!
Nothing is worse than waking up on a cold autumn morning, when it’s still dark and the temperature is consistently below zero! But the extra hour in bed makes it all better! Even though we only feel the benefit of it for the first night, the thought carries us through the cold months!
4. Halloween and bonfire night!
The best nights are all during the autumn/winter season! Halloween is always so much fun, I don’t think I’ll ever grow too old to enjoy it, it may have something to do with the huge tub of sweets that I can’t help diving into…
Bonfire night is my favourite night of the year! I’m a massive firework lover, they amaze me and I always make sure I go to see a good show and living in Leicestershire, we are spoilt for choice!
Then of course…the countdown to Christmas has arrived, shopping centres are dressed with baubles and lights, department stores are playing all the Christmas tracks and you find yourself watching the odd festive film on a Sunday afternoon. So, although it’s still over a month till Christmas, you can’t avoid the festive buzz so you may as well embrace it!
6. Hot drinks
Autumn is always a great excuse to eat an unhealthy amount of hot chocolate! Whether you’re creating your own that’s dripping with whipped cream and topped with a marshmallow tower or popping down to Costa to check out their Christmas menu; there’s something about the cold weather that makes it more acceptable to drink your body weight in hot drinks. My personal favourite Costa drink this year is their Caramel Fudge hot chocolate, although you can almost feel the calories piling on it’s soooo worth it!!
7. Cosy nights in front of the fire!
There’s nothing better than curling up in front of the fire with a hot water bottle and a big winter blanket. Autumn nights seem to make it way more acceptable to stay in and slob on the sofa without feeling guilty! Or even spend a whole day without getting out of bed - will dominos deliver to my bedroom..?
8. Good TV!
Cosy nights may be more acceptable due to TV being way better at this time of year! As much as we don’t like to admit it, we’re happy that the X factor is back, it makes staying in on a Saturday less depressing! I’m a Celeb is also back on our screens this Sunday and I’m so excited! There’s something strangely amusing about watching people squirm over snakes and spiders when you’re in the comfort of your own living room!
9. Comfort food!
Winter food is hands down the best! Time to say goodbye to the healthy summer smoothies and slices of watermelon (that we may have eaten because it makes a good Instagram post!) and say hello to warm, hearty soups and way too many s’mores! Stews, pies and an unhealthy amount dumplings make for a great autumn menu!
10. The smell of Cinnamon and Pumpkin!
You can’t escape it! Whether it’s fresh cinnamon buns, a Christmas candle or your favourite pumpkin spiced latte it’s the smell of the season and it just makes us more excited for Christmas!