I know I wrote a post about why I love spring, but I also love autumn too. I’ve skipped writing a post about why I love summer, because #unpopularopinion – I’m not particularly fond of it… Anyway, I love autumn and I’m one hundred percent dedicating a blog post to it. (I’ll probably do one for winter too, let’s face it).
I don’t know about other parts of the UK, but in Scotland the transition from “summer” (I use that term VERY loosely) to autumn happens overnight. I’m not even kidding. One night it gets dark at 10.00pm and then BOOM! The next night it’s getting dark at 7.00pm and it’s autumn. It’s mystical and completely baffles me, but alas, it is a time of year that I love. Here’s why…
Yup, I am one of those basic bitches who sips a PSL from Starbucks the day they become available until the day they run out. I’m sorry, I can’t help it. And the pumpkin obsession doesn’t stop in Starbucks either. Pumpkin spice Baileys. You got it! Vanilla pumpkin shower gel. Check. Cinnamon pumpkin anti-bac. Yaaaaas! There’s just something about pumpkin [spice] that signals autumn, and I just love it!
As a child, did you ever used to kick through massive piles of leaves that had been swept up? That distinct crunching sound as they scatter all around, children laughing… I always used to be terrified that hedgehogs would be in the big piles of leaves! There’s just something about crunching through the leaves that I still love. Of course when there are leaves to crunch through, autumn is certainly here.
As soon as the weather drops below ten degrees (which is round about the end of August in Scotland haha!) my chunky knit sweaters and bobble hats come out. Autumn is definitely the perfect excuse for a cosy clothes haul. Whether it’s new jumpers, socks, or warmer pyjamas and onesies, I just can’t risk being cold! I also like to whack my heating up to around 25degrees every evening for good measure too (I’m not even joking!)
Is it just me, or does homeware become a million times better round about autumn time? There’s cushions, candles, autumny decorative bits and bobs, fairy lights for added ambience, gold/copper/rose-gold accessories… I just love everything about it all!
IT’S PRACTICALLY CHRISTMAS
What are your favourite things about autumn?