10 Reasons to love Autumn: I’ve been a little out of sorts of late, attending the hospital a little too regularly to find out what’s going on with this body of mine, with plenty of time spent hauled up on the couch I got to thinking of all the fabulous things to be happy about this autumn. It really is the little things folks. Here are a few things making me smile this autumn:
1. Leaves changing colour: I’m forever grateful for the seasons in the United Kingdom, the transition between seasons brings balance, the unrivalled excitement of warm summer days is cooled by the rain and falling leaves. The temperature drops and the leaves turn to warm golden hues as if filled with the last bit of summer sun. Every leaf falls from the trees creating a canvas of colour across the floor, like stepping into a wondrous impressionist painting.
2. Coffee and catch ups: When you feel a bit p*op there’s nothing better than a big hot cup of coffee and a long chat with a dear friend. I’m particularly fond of the Costa Coffee Brownie Hot Chocolate at the moment, it’s not overly sweet and comes in the excellent Costa take out Christmas cups (which you may have seen over on @thefabuloustimes Instagram)
3. That rare crisp autumn sunshine: There’s just something magical about a cold, crisp autumn day when the sun shines. The smell of the Earth in the air, the anticipation and excitement of Christmas, the faint smell of bonfires beautiful sunbeams as they shine through the bare trees and cast shadows on the ground, not to mention the much needed Vitamin D!
4. Crunching in the fallen leaves: Crunching in the fallen leaves brings me enormous pleasure, I’m not sure this will ever change. Crunching is particularly satisfying in a new pair of winter boots, I’m currently sporting the beyond comfortable Mystery Boots from Hotter. When you’re done crunching why not pick up a few beautiful leaves and take the home to display around the house, they make a darling display.
5. Autumn nails: Transitioning from the hot brights and pastel colours of summer and diving right into an autumnal colour palette in the nail department officially marks the changing of seasons. I’ve gone for the ‘OPI Teasey Does It’ glittery chocolate looking colour.
6. Goofy Jumpers: My latest goofy jumper acquisition is from House of Holland and sports an array of carousel horses, what could be better? In my favourite green colour complete with polka dots throughout the body I could not be happier.
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7. Preparing for Christmas: A great friend of mine once told me the ‘hobbies and interest’ section on her c.v reads ‘drawing, cycling, Christmas’, I’m pretty certain I too could add Christmas to my c.v. MAN, I LOVE CHRISTMAS. This week I’ve managed to create a special Christmas card to give to close friends and family, which involved dressing in our finest Christmas jumpers and getting a photostrip taken at Fred Aldous.
8. Quiet autumn walks: By far the best way to appreciate the autumn is by taking in a quiet autumn walk, if that involves petting some farm animals then all the better I say! My parents have forever been a bastion of hope and strength (for which i’m eternally grateful), not least in the past few weeks ferrying me back and forth to the hospital so it’s great to go for lovely walks with them around the park and share a few laughs.
9. Wearing tartan: Wearing tartan, where do I begin? Tartan is the king of autumn and winter fashion and luckily is being stocked right across the high-street this season, so it’s easy to pick up a few choice items and team them with delicious knitwear. I’ve been gradually introducing tartan pieces into my autumn wardrobe and will share more on this in coming posts.
10. Online Christmas shopping: When all else fails and your hauled up on the couch, do your Christmas shopping online! I know shopping shouldn’t really involve lying down but when your ill, browsing the internet for divine presents really is a worthy past time.
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