Only the other day, I wrote a blog post about the things I’ll miss about Summer. But now that I’m over that, it’s time to look forward to the colder months ahead full of winter walks, welly boots and woolly scarves.
I used to be a Summer girl through and through but this year, there’s a little flutter of excitement in me about Autumn’s fast approach. Maybe it’s because I’m getting that bit older and so the cosy things in life mean more to me now than ever. Or maybe it’s because I’ve realised that Autumn means no more fiddly fake tanning. Either way, here’s seven things about Autumn that I can’t wait for….
Muddy walks and hunter boots
I just love a muddy walk, especially when there’s a bite in the air and you can get all cosied up in layers and gloves and scarves. Plus, I can get my favourite pink Hunter wellies out of the shed. Hurray!
LOG FIRES AND HOT CHOCOLATE
Is there a better combination? I don’t think so. Roaring log fires with my slipper socks on and a steaming hot chocolate in hand make the perfect Autumnal Sunday afternoon. And there’s almost always a Harry Potter film on TV too. Just perfect.
I’m actually in need of a whole new A/W wardrobe but the thought of this makes me do a little dance inside. Here’s to chunky knits, ankle boots and blanket scarves.
THE new arrival
Toby is due to become an uncle for the first time this Autumn (in 5 weeks to be exact) and that kind of makes me an Auntie. Excitement cannot be contained at the prospect of an Autumn full of cuddles and baby shopping. Bliss.
mulled wine and strictly come dancing
Again, another perfect combo. What’s not to love about steaming mulled wine as you watch this year’s Strictly line-up getting it very right and very wrong at the same time.
halloween and bonfire night
Possibly two of the best celebrations in the British calendar. Although normally on Halloween I spend the whole evening avoiding trick or treaters and refusing to watch horror movies. But I might be braver this year and suggest a horror movie marathon with my girlfriends. And bonfire night is just another excuse to wear your wellies and a woolly hat and wave a sparkler around.
THE FACT THAT CHRISTMAS IS LITERALLY AROUND THE CORNER
I might love Autumn but not quite as much as I love Christmas. And this year, it will be first one we celebrate in our very own home. Could this be the best Autumn/Winter ever? I think it might be.