I am such a contradiction at times. Towards the end of the Summer I kept going on and on about how I didn’t want Summer to end – and I didn’t, I really didn’t. But now here I am talking about why I’m welcoming Autumn!
There is something about getting all cosy that just really appeals to me. I love the transition from summer clothes into Autumn (which I will be blogging about very soon!). I love pulling on a woolly jumper, jeans and a pair of boots.
Getting cosy at home
There is nothing like switching on the central heating and settling in for the night with a good book. Or grabbing a blanket and curling up on the sofa to watch a good film or back to back Netflix. Throw in a takeaway and you’re all set for the perfect Autumn evening.
Kicking in the leaves
With Autumn comes crispy leaves, beautiful orange and gold crispy leaves and no one can resist kicking around in them no matter what your age. There is nothing like wrapping up warm and going out for a brisk walk and finding some leaves to have fun with on the way.
Yes the long summer nights are lovely and it’s great when the sun is shining but darker nights and darker mornings mean it’s easier to get small people to sleep and (hopefully) sleep in that little bit longer in the mornings. (She says with intrepid anticipation!).
All the good television shows seem to start in Autumn. From your weekend reality favourites such as The X Factor and Strictly, to brilliant dramas. They always seem to save them for the Autumn months. This suits me just fine as I love cosy nights in when it gets colder. Perfect timing all round!
Since being a parent, Halloween has taken on a whole new meaning. Once upon a time I would turn off the lights and refuse to answer the door to trick or treaters, but recent years have seen me embracing it. I stock up on sweets from the pound shop, put the pumpkins by the front door and wait for the influx of a ringing doorbell. All this whilst the husband takes the little one out to bring home sweets to replace those we’ve given out. It’s great fun.
I was never a fan of bonfire night when I was younger, but again, when you look at it through the eyes of a child, it brings on a whole new meaning. We wrap up warm, grab little man’s ear defenders so he can enjoy the fireworks without being scared and away we go. Although I’m yet to have a toffee apple in recent years – I might have to amend that this year!
Christmas is coming
Yes, I’ve said the C word – so sue me! Autumn brings the true countdown to Christmas and I love it. It’s double preparations for us as the Little Man’s birthday is in December, so we have a whole heap of planning to do throughout the Autumn so that December doesn’t descend upon us bringing chaos with it. I love to see the shops getting Christmassy and I always love hearing that first Christmas song of the year.
What do you love about Autumn? Do you love it as much as me? Let me know in the comments.
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