Five Things I Do Every Autumn

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As I'm sure I've mentioned several times before, Autumn is, without a doubt, my favourite season. The general ambiance of the season; the fallen leaves, the lingering smell of bonfires in the air, the crisp mornings & cosy evenings all excite me so much! So it's no exaggeration when I say I wait all year for this season to roll around and while there's not really anything I don't like about Autumn (okay, maybe the spiders),  there are definitely some things I get excited about year in, year out, so here are five of my favourite things to do in Autumn:

Blackberry picking. As a fruit lover, the end of summer can be a little bittersweet as prices go up, most tropical fruit is out of season and even local produce seems to go down in quality, so bramble bushes full of fresh, juicy blackberries are always a welcome sight. Blackberries are available in such abundance, and unlike most (very pricey) berries, they're totally free so it's hard not to get excited! They make a perfect addition to my morning bowls of porridge, but my favourite way to use them is definitely fruit crumble - S - O  G - O - O - D.

Bonfires. You can always tell Autumn has arrived when the crisp, cold air outside is filled with one of my all time favourite scents, smokey fire. I always make sure to go to a big bonfire on bonfire night to enjoy the fireworks, but we like to light little campfires our garden throughout the season. The fires look and smell amazing and they're the perfect way to enjoy the clear evenings without getting frostbite!

Lighting all of the seasonal candles. I generally don't light candles in Spring and Summer as fresh, floral scents just don't float my boat, but the second we hit September, my festive candles are ready to go! My all time favourite candle is Yankee Candle's Gingerbread Maple which, as the name would suggest, smells divine! As the season goes on, I also love to light Christmas Eve by Yankee Candle which, as a candle my mum always lit around Christmas time, is just such a nostalgic scent for me. But if I'm honest, if it has cinnamon in, it's a winner for me!

Woodland walks. While most people spend their Summer outside and hate the onset of colder weather, I spend the majority of Summer hiding my pale skin in the shade, melting and grumbling about how ridiculously warm it is. So when I'm finally able to wear my Winter coat without judgement, I can't wait to get outside. All of my favourite places are much quieter in Autumn as most people don't want to go for walks in the cold, so I'm able to enjoy the colourful leaves & conkers in peace.

Christmas movie day. Now hear me out, I know it may seem as though a Christmas movie marathon is wishing my favourite season away but its a tradition for my mum, brother, sister and I to get together and watch Christmas films in the October half term. The Holiday and Elf are always on the agenda, and while the films may be Christmassy, a movie day, which is the perfect excuse to stay in your pjs all day, drink plenty of hot tea and eat all the good food, seems like a perfect way to spend a rainy October day to me!

What are your favourite things to do in Autumn?

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  1. Omg I love fall so so much! :) It's my most favourite season of them all. The best things are colors and candles (oh how I love these). It's like new beginning. Nice post!

    Have a lovely day,
    Lucie |

    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post! Candles are definitely one of the best things about this season (if only I had enough money to buy them all)!

  2. Those all sound like great things. My fave's are definitely bonfire night traditions, drinking hot chocolate, re-watching Gilmore Girls, and taking blustery walks along the beach in Brighton.

    1. Drinking hot chocolate & watching Gilmore Girls has to be one of my favourite ways to spend autumn evenings! I've never actually been to Brighton but it's definitely on my bucket list, so I'll be sure to take a walk on the beach when I do visit!