Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bring on Autumn....

The girls in the office were moaning today about the end of summer and the approach of Autumn. Well I, for one, am delighted that Autumn’s nearly here , so wrap up and enjoy my Autumn Love List:

1) Tights
Proper, thick, warm tights can work miracles and can turn unshaven, pasty, mottled legs into gorgeous, slim, supermodel pins. Magic!

2) Autumn Food
Goodbye skinny, virtuous salads and hello steaming pots of hearty casseroles and stews…..mmmm……

3) Sloe Gin
Wait until the first frost (which, based on the weather recently, won’t be too long) then pick loads of luscious sloes, bottle them up with plenty of gin and crack open a fine vintage bottle from a previous year for ‘quality control’ purposes

4) Bonfires
The crackle of flames, smoke on the breeze, hot mulled cider, holding hands with gloves on, fireworks, chunky scarves, warm kisses on cold cheeks. What’s not to love?

5) Crunchy Walks
Toddler-Not-So-Tiny-Temper loves these – forest walks that take twice as long because there are just so many leaves to kick

So come on everyone, cheer up, put the suncream away and embrace Autumn!



  1. Oh I love autumn walks with the kids and Erm I must admit sometimes not having to worry about shaving legs when in a rush is an amazing feeling. I also love the early nights and being indoors all warm and cozy. So bye bye Summer and hello Autumn :)

  2. I agree, I love the warmth of summer, but a late arrival home from my brothers at the weekend meant I smelt a chillier air tinged with bonfire smoke and felt a small bubble of excitement in my tummy at the prospect of a new season dawning!

  3. I love sloe gin. My mum introduced me to it. Sloe Ggin and tonic, yum yum. Bring on the autumn (not that seasons dictate my drinking habits)


  4. I can't remember last Autumn but it's Mummy's favourite season, for similar reasons to those listed, so I'm looking forward to it. Especially now I have spotty wellies to dance through the fallen leaves in!