Well it’s September and it marks a lot of things, but the start of the autumn season is one of them. It officially be upon us until 22nd September but I couldn’t wait until then to make this post! My favourite season by far is autumn, always has been since a young age, so I’m so happy for it to finally be coming upon us at the end of this month.
Here’s some of my personal reasons for loving Autumn so much!
Autumn colours are beautiful and show us how things can change so quickly, as every season does. The orange, red, yellow and brown are so gorgeous. One of the streets I walk down to go to places (train to Coventry, bus to town, work, etc) is lined with horse-chestnut trees and I remember fondly as a child at the start of every new school year going along the street with my dad picking up conkers to use in conker fights against each other. The last time we gathered any was the last time we ever did, as I grew out of it and we had gathered enough conkers to last us for years! I just love the sounds of the leaves crunching under my feet whilst I walk around and the lovely sunshine that we seem to get in September too, the sunshine we usually crave all summer. However this year we’ve had a great summer, which is a nice change!
With autumn comes some two of my favourite holidays of the year, Halloween and Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night. Halloween is one of the funnest nights of the year, not matter how old you are as you get to dress up for one night as anything you want and have lots of fun! I only ever went treat or tricking once as a kid and I can safely say I hated it! Something about knocking on strangers doors and shouting, “TRICK OR TREAT!” felt wrong to me and half the time I was either ignored or greeted by someone with old out of date sweets. A few people gave me money and I ended up gathering £10, which I can’t remember for the life of me what I spent it on. Since going to university I have started to dress up for Halloween again, one year being a Japanese school girl, another year being Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange, my favourite Halloween costume yet! This year I would like to be an asylum runaway so straight jacket, scars across mouth to show some sort of insanity. I was intending to do it last year but due to lack of time and funds, it was never done in time. I shall attempt it this year mind! As well as Halloween there is Bonfire Night, which I enjoy celebrating every year if I can. The smell of a fire burning is just lush and the noise of the cracking from what is burning on the fire is amazing too. I’m hoping to go somewhere to celebrate Bonfire Night this year, as I don’t recall doing so last year.
Autumn is the perfect excuse to drink a huge mug of your favourite hot chocolate. If not at home, then at your favourite coffee shop. I always make myself a mint hot chocolate in my 101 Dalmatians mug, nothing better than your favourite hot drink in a Disney Store mug. I always pop some marshmallows or hot chocolate on top if I fancy something special, and both if I’m feeling a little gloomy. The best hot chocolate though is Bailey’s hot chocolate, which I always treat myself to after a long day at work or out and about. I can see me having many of these over the weekend! Also as I work in a coffee shop, we have access to so many flavoured syrups! My favourites are mint (as already mentioned), salted caramel and crème brûlée. I love hot chocolate, really does perk me up on a cold day and when I’m feeling a little crappy.
The clocks go back and the late nights go away until next spring and summer. I really like early nights, even though it makes traveling home from my partners feel a little dangerous, but I should be driving back and forth soon enough anyway. I like watching the sky go dark as I walk and travel home and even though my bedroom window. I’ll miss having my curtains open until 9pm and I’ve already had to start shutting them around 7.30pm-8pm. With the early nights, the weather gets chilly too, but for a while in September the weather will be a little on the warm side. Whether chilly or warm, early nights involve baggy jumpers, jeans and a big coat. As well as boots and a chunky scarf to finish off the warm look.
So if you hadn’t already noticed from the above, I LOVE AUTUMN! I intend to make the most of it this year too!
Do you like autumn too? If so, why? Let me know in the comments down below.
Apologies for being a little quiet of late, I’ve just been a tad busy with my new job, but all will be settled and back to normal soon.
Until next time, take care all!