Relish autumn.

Having spoken to a few people, I’ve come to realise that not everyone shares my tenderness for autumn. For one reason or another they just don’t see the wonders of autumn like I do.

So I’m writing this in hope to change that or at least get people feeling autumnal, as I have been there, the spirit just wasn’t there. But here are some iconic autumn things to do to get that autumn feels.

COUNTRYSIDE WALKS

I’ve grown up living in the countryside, and I love it. At autumn we wrap up and just walk around, as everywhere is so fresh and different and at autumn, forests are my favourite box of crayons. And even better, coming home from a walk in the crisp air to a warm home, whacking on some cosy pyjamas and having a cuppa – there’s nothing like it.

MOVIE NIGHT

Autumn is all about cosiness, and what says cosy like wrapping up in jumpers and blankets and fluffy socks. Then lighting loads of nice smelling candles and putting on a film (Harry Potter is a personal fave for these nights). These are my favourite type of nights, whether you’re alone, with family or friends, they are just quaint and easy.

FRUIT PICKING

I love doing this throughout the year, but it’s especially great in autumn. Something like apple picking at an orchard, where you could then go home and make a dish like apple crumble, gives you real autumn feels.

BONFIRES

We did many bonfires in summer, and as lovely as they are, they did get too warm. So I feel autumn is perfect for them, in the evenings with friends, curled in blankets roasting some marshmallows. And, who doesn’t love the smell of bonfire on your clothes and hair?

PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

I’m sure you are all aware of the classic pumpkin spice latte that comes out this time of year at Starbucks. And it’s generally said, once you’ve had your first you officially feel autumnal. And for myself that’s so true! But obviously it isn’t for everyone. But I still think the idea of a hot drink does really make you feel autumnal! So maybe make a hot chocolate (with whipped cream and marshmallows, of course) or maybe even a fruity, spicy tea – we all know my favourite is the Ahmad pear and cinnamon strudel tea. This is so relaxing and is like a cosy liquid hug!

BAKING

Who doesn’t love warm bakes to have on a cold afternoon. And with autumn there are so many seasonal bakes. All the spiced and fruity flavours you can experiment with – and with it being bake off season it’s perfect to get your bake on!

TAKE PHOTOS

Autumn has an amazing array of colours, and you can really go to town with different assortments. So maybe go on a little walk with your camera and take some snaps. I think this really helps you discover your little loves for this season, as your photography eye catches what you find appealing.

LAYERING CLOTHES

One of my personal favourites, jumpers on tops, jackets of jumpers, scarfs of jackets and a big coat. You can’t go wrong with layering clothes and its fashionable to be warm – who could not like that??

There are some little loves of mine for autumn and ideas that hopefully help you feel a little more autumnal.

Until next time,

Em x

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35 Comments

  1. 04/10/2016 / 3:39 pm

    I share your love for Autumn too! Who couldn’t love cosy nights in and bonfires! Just reading this post is bringing over the warm Autumn vibes! Claire X X X

    • 04/10/2016 / 3:44 pm

      Awww good! I know right, it just fills you with such happiness! Aww good I’m glad! xxx

  2. 04/10/2016 / 3:40 pm

    Autumn is my favourite season and your post definitely covers all the reasons why! X X X

    • 04/10/2016 / 3:45 pm

      Aww I’m glad you liked it!😊 xxx

  3. 04/10/2016 / 3:46 pm

    Great post, Emily! I agree, nothing is better than coming home from a chilly walk to a warm tea or coffee. I also love picking fruit – when we go and pick blackberries in my village it straight away feels like Autumn! I wish the UK had more pumpkin spiced products – have you seen the PS oreos they sell in america?! The dream! xx

    Kate | http://www.paintingoctober.blogspot.co.uk

    • 04/10/2016 / 3:48 pm

      Thank you so much! I know right, feeling the warmth go down you is such a nice feeling! Yesss I know right! Same here, we need more PS things! I’ve seen them they look heavenly!! xx

  4. 04/10/2016 / 4:20 pm

    Awh cute thanks for this! I am a summer person but I must admit I love a movie night in ☺️ x

    • 04/10/2016 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you for reading lovely! I do love summer but nothing beats autumn evenings! xx

    • 05/10/2016 / 12:44 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely!! xx

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:18 pm

      Yesss, can’t beat blankets and films!

  5. 05/10/2016 / 7:14 pm

    layering and evening walks are my favourite to I love autumn

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:19 pm

      How can you not aha

  6. saarwalkingthroughthepages
    05/10/2016 / 7:15 pm

    Autumn is definitely a season to be relished – it’s my favourite season, so yes to all of this 🙂

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:19 pm

      Yesss it really is!! Glad you agree aha!

  7. 05/10/2016 / 7:15 pm

    This is making me want Autumn to come soon (we are currently in Spring and I am not a huge fan)! Baking and pumpkin spice lattes are just the best x

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:20 pm

      Ahh no way? Spring is very hit and miss with me! Yesss they really are I love them! xx

      • 05/10/2016 / 7:21 pm

        I prefer it to Summer so that’s the only thing keeping me going haha!

        • 05/10/2016 / 7:22 pm

          Summer is great I do love the sun and the longer days, I just wish I lived somewhere better for summer aha!

          • 05/10/2016 / 7:27 pm

            We can swap! It gets so hot here! x

  8. 05/10/2016 / 7:27 pm

    Loooove. Makes me hopeful Autumn arrives here soon!

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much! Aha I know right!

  9. 05/10/2016 / 7:34 pm

    Oh I love Autumn so much! Unfortunately, it doesn’t last too long in Canada before the snow storms of Winter hit! But I love to savour every moment of it while it lasts. The trees and the air and the fashion and everything about it is SO perfect x

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:36 pm

      Ahh no way, poor you! Do the snow storms get bad?? Aww good, that’s the best way! Ahh I know right! xx

      • 05/10/2016 / 7:40 pm

        Oh it’s typically a nightmare in the wintertime! There is no way to hide from the wind and it’s worse where I live just because I’m right by the water and it gets super windy and icy. You can probably tell I’m not the biggest fan of the cold but autumn is a great leeway into it hehe

        • 05/10/2016 / 7:45 pm

          Aww no way that sounds terrible, stay safe this winter lovely!! I’m not a big fan of the cold either, I have the worst circulation so constantly cold anyway! But autumn is a nice balance I feel!

  10. PixieOX
    05/10/2016 / 7:52 pm

    I love this time off year as it an excuse to stay in be cosy and wrap up warm watch loads of films and snack on loads of treats. Xx Pixie

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:54 pm

      Yesss it’s the perfect excuse for it all, no regrets at all! xx

  11. 05/10/2016 / 7:55 pm

    Great Post! This made me really excited for colder weather and layering clothes! Also I agree that it is a great time for movie nights!

    • 05/10/2016 / 7:59 pm

      Aww good I’m glad you liked it! Aha yesss it really is!

    • 06/10/2016 / 11:06 am

      Ahh how can you not love autumn aha! Glad you liked it lovely! xx

  12. Hannah
    05/10/2016 / 8:56 pm

    Your post has made me even more excited for Autumn!

    Hannah | alongsidehannah.blogspot.co.uk

    • 06/10/2016 / 11:06 am

      Aww I’m glad you liked it lovely! x

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