Autumn is here!Can you believe it’s Autumn already? This year has flown by hasn’t it. I’m getting all the feels because I love Autumn for so many reasons and I thought I’d get you in the seasonal spirit by sharing with you my top 10 reasons why I love Autumn so much.
The Boys go back to school !I’m very much a confident introvert and I feel that in Autumn it’s socially acceptable to stay indoors, you get less invitations to go out and at my age that is only a good thing. I cannot think of anything worse than being in a nightclub with my younger friends surrounded by youths the same same age as my son! When you do go for a nice quiet walk, where I live, there’s far less chance of bumping into someone and chatting and I can enjoy the beauty of the changing season that surrounds me. It’s colder! I’m not a sun-worshipper by any stretch of the imagination. I get pigmentation problems with my skin in the summer, no matter how much sun cream I apply. I cannot really cope in heat above 21 degrees, I get agitated, tired and annoyed. Once it’s Autumn, I feel well, energetic vibrant and my creative juices start flowing. I live in the countryside, and the beauty Autumn blows me away! I totally took it for granted when I was younger but for the past several years I see the beauty of the scenery that surrounds me as if I’m seeing for the first time. It’s acceptable to be in my pyjamas at 5pm…… Right? If it is or not, I do, and I love snuggling up on the sofa in my trusty dressing gown, coffee to hand nice and snug. I hit the casseroles and hearty home cooking in the Autumn and as I overeat in hot weather, I generally lose a little weight and feel much healthier as I get into Autumn. My main love of Autumn is that it’s almost Christmas and I ruddy love Christmas , so my entire Autumn is spent preparing for Christmas ( apart from a brief interlude for Halloween) and I will watch Christmas movies each Sunday afternoon, wrapped up in my fleecy throw, preferably with it raining outside. The clothes, jumpers and jeans all the way, I’m happily a bigger woman and at last I don’t feel the pressure to wear less clothing. I love going for walks with the boys when it’s Autumn and seeing Reece’s face and wonder when he collects acorns, pinecones and conkers. Dylan has found a lot of pleasure in collecting apples for our older neighbours and eating the apple pies they send us as thanks to him. Yes we live in that kind of village, we are incredibly lucky. Are you an Autumn person too? What are you most looking forward to?