10 Reasons to Love Autumn

Today marks the Autumn Equinox when the sun shines straight on the equator, making the length of day and night roughly equal. After that, nights will draw in and we’ll be spending half our waking hours in the dark. Autumn is well on its way and as much as us Brits like to moan about the weather, the changing seasons are a beauty to behold. The sun might be setting for winter hibernation but there are plenty of reasons to love autumn. Here is our top 10:

  1. Shopping for winter fashionsIf you’re anything like us you will have started lusting after sweaters and knee high boots last July. You don’t need to buy a whole new outfit for the changing season but a couple of well-chosen pieces are sure to make you excited about layers again.
  2. Soup. It’s 'souper' easy to make your own soup! Healthy, cheap and filling, we’re looking forward to swapping salad lunches for hearty soups. We love Jamie Oliver's recipes
  3. Bonfire night. Nothing will make you feel more autumnal than Bonfire Night. Get some friends together and wrap up warm for your nearest charity display. Mini doughnuts are a must.
  4. Socks. Socks in bed, socks around the house, double socks on really cold days, we can’t get enough of socks. Merino wool, bamboo and organic cotton are great options for sustainable, soft socks.
  5. Lazy days. Summer can be hectic - full of festivals, weddings and BBQs, there’s intense pressure to make the most of every weekend. Autumn is just the break you need before gearing up to Christmas. Enjoy long lie-ins and guilt free TV days.
  6. Christmas. Ok, so Christmas isn’t in autumn but most the fun is in the lead-up anyway, right? We’ve already spotted mince pies and snowman chocolates in the shops.
  7. Wood burning fires. There’s little better a feeling than sitting around a cosy wood-burner when it’s cold outside.
  8. Warm apple cider. To make no. 7 even better just add warm apple cider! Or mulled wine for that matter. Both are great reasons to welcome autumn with a smile.
  9. Woodland walks. Woodland walks as the leaves are turning are a sight for the eyes. A beautiful canopy of reds, oranges and browns – nature at its best.
  10. Baths. Showers are much more appealing in the summer but the occasional bath over autumn/winter is a real treat. Go for quality over quantity to keep your water footprint down and add your own herbal bath salts.

We don’t mind waving goodbye to summer for another year with all of this to look forward to. What’s your favourite thing about autumn?

Emma Waight