10 Reasons To Love Autumn
Autumn is well and truly here. As I’m typing I’m looking out on to our garden. We’ve got a gorgeous silver birch tree which is shedding its leaves as we speak. The days are getting shorter and we’ve been putting our heating on in the morning. All signs that summer is well and truly over and winter is here. So in celebration of the new season, I’ve put together 10 reasons why you should love Autumn.
I’m a big fan of fireworks and we often go to at least one or maybe even two different organised events. The bright colours and bangs have always been a favourite of mine, ever since I was a small child. One of my favourite events is the one run at Leeds Castle.
Soups and Stews
Any excuse to get the slow cooker out! I love to rustle up a homemade soup or stew and serve it with some delicious crusty bread. Heavenly!
Walking Amongst the Autumn Leaves
What’s better than a cold, crisp day, walking hand-in-hand with your loved one through the fallen leaves in a park or a wood? Now I’ve got baby Austin, I’ve got even more reason to head out with the pram on some lovely autumn walks.
Halloween and fireworks night go hand in hand with sweet treats. Toffee apples, sticky toffee pudding and custard, apple pie, little bags of sweets, toffee and bananas cooked on the bonfire. What’s not to love about autumn treats?
Whether you are hosting or going to a Halloween party or simply just taking the little ones trick or treating, Halloween is the perfect excuse to get dressed up. We love throwing Halloween parties – spending hours draping fake cobwebs and things covered in blood!
Getting Out Your Jumpers
Autumn is definitely the time to pack away your shorts and dig out your jumpers instead. I love my jumpers. Big and snuggly, cute and fitted, sparkly or plain. You name it I have them all. Our house is cold over the winter so I’ll pop on a snuggly jumper most days whilst I’m at home.
Snuggly Nights In
As the nights draw in, you feel less inclined to go out. You enjoy more family meals at home, huddled around a steaming pot of soup. Evenings snuggled under a blanket with your loved ones. Accompanied by a good box set and something sweet to eat and a cup of tea.
Stop Baring Those Legs
Now autumn is here, you stop caring about shaving your legs and painting your toenails. Putting these out of your mind until at least Christmas party season.
The Great Outdoors
On those days where you get out to enjoy the fallen leaves, you also enjoy the colours that the trees are going during autumn. One of my favourite places to visit is Bedgebury Pinetum. It’s stunning in every season, but Autumn is particularly amazing. Where do you like to walk in autumn?
As sunrise gets later and later, you feel obliged to lay in a bit longer at the weekend. If the day is cold and miserable, a nice relaxed brunch followed by a lazy day of lounging could be in order. No need to rush, no need to dwell.
What are your favourite things about Autumn?
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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Thorntons