Hello Autumn

Autumn has always been my favourite season; leaves changing colour, cooler weather but not bitterly cold (although I’m sure that’ll be here soon I’m sure), Autumn activities such as Halloween and Bonfire Night etc.

These are a few of my favourite things about Autumn and things I’m up to in the next few weeks.

Sunsets
During early Autumn, before the clocks go forward and the days get shorter, we see beautiful sunsets tiding over from Summer.

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Birdlip viewpoint
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Cirencester to Cheltenham road

Leaves changing colour
Let’s face it nature is prettiest in Autmn. Colours of rich red, vibrant gold and bold orange decorate the trees (and the ground! … I love stepping through crunchy leaves), it’s beautiful and make lovely photographs.

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Cirencester to Cheltenham road

This photo was taken on a drive to a nearby town.

I also love going on walks through my parents village.

Halloween
I love carving pumpkins, decorating our house, baking Halloween themed treats and using pumpkin in recipes. Halloween is definitely my favourite holiday.

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Knitted pumpkin - The Wool market - Cirencester

For the past 6 years I’ve spent Halloween weekend at Hallowhedon (a Joss Whedon Themed convention), sadly, this year’s event was cancelled – low ticket sales – so I’m looking at alternatives this year. It’s very likely we’re going to a local Halloween party.

Before that I’m going to Thorpe Park’s Fright Night this weekend. Something I’ve never been to before and am really excited about! 😀

Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night
A tradition in the UK where we start a bonfire, a ceremonial effigy-burning of Guy Fawkes.

Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.
Source: Wikipedia

There’s a few fireworks displays around and I’m planning on going to one in early November.

Fashion
Jumpers, boots, flannel / checked shirts, dresses and skirts with tights, scarves, gloves, hats, fuzzy socks / slippers… ♡♡

Nights in
It gets dark earlier which is perfect for movie nights or curled up with a good book with my favourite warm drink (fruit tea or hot chocolate) in a blanket. Perfect.

What are your favourite things about Autumn? What is your favourite time of year?