Schools are back after a long summer holiday, the weather is turning colder, and it is only four months until the end of the year.
I don’t care about dates, but this means Autumn is upon us and all I can say is, thank the Lord because Summer is horrible for me. The heat of this past summer was unbearable, allergies made me feel lousy, and apart from YALC, I didn’t really have the opportunity for a decent break.
Autumn, on the other hand, is my favourite season and I’m definitely looking forward to it this year.
There are so many things I love about the season so of course, I had to share them all with you. Initially I was going to do a top 5 list but why limit it when there are so many amazing aspects to the season?
I don’t know how long this list will be so let’s just buckle up for the ride and see where it takes us.
1. The colours!
To me, there is more warmth in all the reds, oranges, yellows, browns of the season than you’ll ever find in Summer. I find them all incredibly inviting, and more importantly, the red, maroon, and other ombre shades look better on me so clothes shopping is always easier!!
2. Different holidays and special events (Harvest, Halloween, Bonfire Night etc)
Especially as I do quite a bit of work with kids and want to get back into schools, I’ve always found Autumn to be the season when we can get creative with holidays and really explore the spirit of the season. I always loved preparing for Harvest Festival (a little similar to Thanksgiving in the US). Even though I’m not a Halloween person, I like carving pumpkins and I love seeing the kids from my groups dressing up and having fun. My village has a displays for Bonfire Night (5th November) and it also has a Victorian Day in November which marks the transition from Autumn into Winter. There’s a lot of tradition and history to get involved with which suits my personal interests.
3. All the great book releases!
All my highly anticipated releases for the year are coming out in this few months of the year and I cannot wait for them all! If you want to see what they are, I’ll leave a link here to the blog post I wrote about them.
4. Listening to Disneyland Paris’ Vive La Vie on repeat!
I cannot get enough of this song. It’s so catchy and captures everything I love about the season.
I also love that the Disney parks celebrate the autumn and Halloween season like they do, because whenever I see pictures, hear the songs, or watch the parades and shows, everything looks incredibly fun and vibrant.
Speaking of Disney, some of my favourite Disney Channel films were the Halloween-esque films so it will be great to watch them again!
5. Colder weather!
I live for the colder weather because it is so much easier to dress for the day, and do whatever I need to do for the day whilst still feeling pretty comfortable. If I’m too cold I can grab a jumper, curl up with a blanket, make a huge mug of hot chocolate or tea, turn on the fire etc… There are lots of ways of making myself feel warm and cosy, especially if there is a book involved too.
6. All the prospective crochet and knitting projects.
This is relatively new for this year but I feel myself getting busy and creative in terms of crochet and knitting because I have a couple of family birthdays and then Christmas to prepare for. I’m already in the middle of crocheting a blanket for my grandmother (part of which you’ve already seen but I’ll post it again below), I want to do something for my dad, I’ve started knitting a scarf for my mother, and there are so many other ideas whirling around my head demanding attention.
I can’t think of anything else now!
Regardless of whether there are more aspects to the season or not, I still love it. It’s aesthetically pleasing and appealing too.
Is Autumn one of your favourite seasons? If yes, why do you love it?
As always, thank you for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!