- Wednesday, 24 September 2014 -
What I love about Autumn/Fall
Hello my lovelies! I'm currently sat in a Starbucks corner praying the staff don't throw me out for overstaying my welcome. As I shakily type these words (three caramel lattes can do that to you), I reminisce of a simpler time where the wifi was free-flowing and boredom minimal. Let me catch you up dear readers: last week marked my arrival back to Newcastle, and although I'm delighted to return to canny civilisation, it came at a cost. As over exaggerated as this sounds, a house without internet is much like a heart without a pulse - dead. Martin and myself have been quite literally twiddling our thumbs until the triumphant arrival of our Sky broadband next week!
However this little dry spell hasn't been all bad, if anything it's made me detach myself from browsing Pinterest's 'Fall' section and actually open my eyes to the real autumnal beauty around me. Since September's approach, social media, fashion magazines and the likes have been buzzing with excitement for the grand debut of cozy knitwear, darker hued lipsticks and nights in by the fire. Whether I'm out casually picking blackberries or adding that extra layer to today's outfit, it's hard not to fall in love with Fall. A few things I absolutely adore about Autumn include...
Crisp, brisk walks in the countryside with the leaves crackling beneath your feet
When you can see your breath materialise in front of you on a frosty day but you're completely oblivious to the cold because you're a human burrito of layered knitwear
Sipping that first hot chocolate/spiced latte of the season
Mentally justifying the outrageous price of a coat, because it'll forevermore be your "winter coat"
Becoming one with nature - collecting conkers for no reason whatsoever, picking blackberries and gathering a pile of leaves to otherwise entertain yourself via dancing in them, kicking them etc
Purchasing an obscene amount of seasonal Yankee Candles because it should be autumn outside AND inside!
Experiencing the glorious transition of light, summer food move on to heartier meals which incidentally must always include gravy
Whipping out your hat and scarf because they're finally considered socially acceptable accessories again
Going into human hibernation: having a blanket cocooning you at all times, stocking up on stodgy comfort food and napping until your body clock goes completely out of whack
Embracing your inner goth when fashion decides to go a little darker - darker lipsticks, darker clothes
Trying to channel your inner creative by carving impossibly difficult artwork in your Halloween pumpkin
Relishing the sound of the rain whenever you're cooped up indoors all cozy binging on your latest TV addiction
What do you love most about Autumn/Fall?