Autumn Days…

 

Autumn days, the season between summer and winter. The season when leaves fall from trees, the sunsets fill the night sky with a magical glow. The skies are blue (mostly), the air is crisp and there is a distinct smell of hot chocolate in the air. Oh Autumn Days. I’ve tried to work out what it is that I love about you; the welcome change in season, the colours, the clothes, the crisp walks wrapped up. It’s more than that.

Autumn Days. It’s a change in mood, when life slows down a little, welcome lie ins, fluffy pancakes for breakfast, cosy movie afternoons, huge pots of chilli and longer nights. There is so much to love about this shift in the seasons. Don’t get me wrong I cannot resist the blissfully warm days of summer but there’s something so mystical about Autumn.

A mist in the air and bright blue skies, just two of my favourites. To me, Autumn mist is something you smell before you see, it catches your breath as you leave the house in a morning. Hazy sunshine, almost blinding but when it catches the leaves on the trees everything looks so beautiful. Autumn is one for the senses, the air around you, the sunshine, crunchy underfoot and smells of home cooked food and pumpkin spiced lattes. Oh yes Autumn. A welcome change.

So many struggle with the darker mornings where I try my best to carry on as if it was summer, staying in a routine of waking early to train for as long as I can. Catching up on life before the boys wake. Although I do make the most of slowing down on a weekend. I have really enjoyed some slower days since September arrived. Enjoying being wrapped up in our little family bubble, lazy days spent at home watching the rain fall, playing with games that have been hidden away due to hours spent outside. Movie afternoons, the impending countdown to Christmas and winter plans. I do love to plan at this time of year.

There really is so much to look forward to. If you haven’t yet embraced Autumn then I implore you to take a walk out to collect a leaf or ten, a whole bunch even. To order a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows or a pumpkin spiced latte. To take a walk out all wrapped up on a crisp Autumn morning. To cook a batch of Nigellas Chocolate Chip Chilli or the Hairy Bikers Chicken & Tarragon Pie, enjoyed with friends on a Sunday afternoon. Have a movie day, snuggled under blankets with popcorn – I highly recommend Wonder. Organise your wardrobe, pull out your cosy knits and if all else fails hit the shops for a little A/W shop. And lastly plan your next summer holiday.

Here are a few things I love about Autumn…

 

 

 

What is is it that you love about Autumn?

 

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  1. 19th October 2018 / 11:05 am

    I love the colours and bright sky. I also love the great TV and snuggling on the sofa with a warm blanket and a few candles burning. Basically feeling cosy at home!!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      19th October 2018 / 11:46 am

      Absolutely its a must at this time of year x

  2. 19th October 2018 / 11:18 am

    You inspire me so much with your early week day starts. I’ve been waking up a little earlier this week to have a little time to myself before waking up the kids. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll do some exercise in that time! 😉
    I love watching the leaves change colour this time of year and going for walks with the family. It’s so beautiful x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      19th October 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Aww really Morgana, that’s lovely of you to say. I love getting up before everyone else, well apart from a weekend, I then enjoy a lie in. Can you believe Mr H crawls out of bed in a morning but on weekend sets his alarm for 6am – eek

  3. 19th October 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Oh The Fall is so so beautiful wish I kind of had embraced it sooner as now the leaves are all gone on the ground for the most part. You tease me with this jacke lush!!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      19th October 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Isn’t it just. You can make the most of it this weekend can’t you x

  4. 20th October 2018 / 6:28 am

    I love the heat of the summer months but I think I’m an Autumn girl at heart – maybe it has something to do with my hair colour?! I love the sunrises and sunsets at this time of year, the incredible light that makes taking photographs so delicious, hot chocolate to warm up after a chilly walk through the leaves and the return of the Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing on the TV!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      22nd October 2018 / 9:15 am

      Oh me too, we were spoilt with this summer weren’t we. I do love this time of year though as its all about the home comforts x

  5. 22nd October 2018 / 8:08 am

    Nope. It’s just not for me!!! Whilst I appreciate it’s beauty — and I always get a little jolt of excitement about Christmas — autumn, for me, signifies the death of summer and the impending end of another year.

    No amount of romantic talk will change my mind – I’m a spring girl through and through.

    All that newness and fresh growth, and the anticipation of a whole summer lying ahead is my absolute favourite thing. It’s the antithesis of autumn. I just want to hibernate now!! Wake me up in time for Christmas!! Xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      22nd October 2018 / 9:12 am

      Oh gosh really? I think we look at it the opposite way, yes its the end of the summer but its the start of something fresh for me. I’m always excited around this time of year. And yes to waking up to Christmas, I shall give you a nudge x

  6. 23rd October 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Omg so with you here, I love autumn as much as I adore summer this is the season I get excited about. All the colours and comfort food and that build up for Christmas is so exciting x

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      26th October 2018 / 3:00 pm

      I think you and I are so similar. And yay for the build up to Christmas x

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