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booksinbed Thu 27-Sep-12 13:56:35

I struggle this time year - dark nights and central heating feeling of being hemmed in etc...please could you tell me how you enjoy autumn !!!

quoteunquote Thu 27-Sep-12 14:04:41

everything, I can see the wood for the tress, the landscape is opening up,

there are less people cluttering up the surf, the water is warm,

the light is amazing, so are the sunsets, the lovely misty mornings, just before the sun breaks though, are fab, spiders webs full of dew, the deer are lazy, so easy to monitor,

the river is full, and the himalayan balsam is dying back,

the owls are going nuts at night, love the conversations they have,

Proper wind, that whips all leaves.

empty fields, re churning the ground,

berries everywhere.

BollocksToKarma Thu 27-Sep-12 14:07:52

The colours
cosy nights with the heating on
comfort food
stew and dumplings when the rain is battering against the windows
the air is a slightly different colour
The build up to both
scarves, gloves and hats

Jusfloatingby Thu 27-Sep-12 14:12:00

I like the nights drawing in and the cosiness of pulling the curtains and lighting a fire at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
I like the sense of life settling into its normal pattern after the Summer, the smell of bonfires, the kids in school uniform walking up the road, favourite programmes appearing back on television, the feel of a new year beginning (I still think of Autumn as the start of the new year).
I like getting back into opaque tights and polo neck jumpers and not worrying about fake tans etc.

BollocksToKarma Thu 27-Sep-12 14:15:34

Agree about life settling back to normal.

I just feel more at home in the Autumn and Winter. Like everything is just how it should be and can only get better. My mental state shows a huge improvement and I'm a lot more organised, happier and peaceful.


Totobear Thu 27-Sep-12 14:17:04

I am the same!

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Sep-12 14:19:38

In a hippy, woo bollocks sort of way, Autumn feels right to me. I adore it. Summer is this scorching, invasive, vast beast. Autumn feels softer, closer, like the protective clouds are coming down and the leaves are drifting and changing into warm colours. And the clothes and the food help. Scarves and hats and tights and boots. Snuggly and warm. Plus stews and dumplings and hearty slow-cooked meals. I like it when the leaves whip round your ankles as you open the back door to the warmth and smell of the woodburner. And I can smell Christmas coming.

BollocksToKarma Thu 27-Sep-12 14:24:32

I dont think anyone can describe it better than Showofhands.

MaryPoppinsBag Thu 27-Sep-12 14:25:04

Getting back into the school routine,
Having an 'Autumn' clean,
DH's birthday,
Half term week away in Devon,
Bonfire night,
DS's Birthday,
Christmas Shopping,
Christmas crafts,
Generally looking forward to Christmas.

I like the falling leaves, the chill in the air, lighting the fire, woodland walks and going to a big bonfire!

Ahh I love this time of year smile

Forevergirl Thu 27-Sep-12 14:29:56

It's my fave season.
I love Halloween
Start getting excited about Christmas
Love dark nights
Love wrapping up
Love watching the trees change
Love true autumn weather
Eating stews
In think its a magical time of year

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Sep-12 14:33:00

It is magical isn't it? A bit like Autumn might have some secrets. Summer has no subtlety, no nuances. I do just feel like it's scorching into everything. Autumn is gently changing and settling into something a bit mystical.

See. Woo bollocks.

BollocksToKarma Thu 27-Sep-12 14:35:11

Sod woo bollocks.

Summer is too faced paced and harsh and cold. Autumn is subtle, slower and warmer.

slowestwildebeast Thu 27-Sep-12 14:37:00

I love Autumn. Wrap up warm and go for a walk with someone you love.
Nights by the fire playing board games.
Xmas is not far off.
I don't have to show as much past skin or rip hair out of my legs. smile

quirrelquarrel Thu 27-Sep-12 15:14:05

Oh guys you're making me feel bad about missing Autumn at home. Which I love. Here in Surrey it'll be pretty too, but I have no bond with this place. The things I like are the sound of planes all day and the silhouettes of the trees against the sky at 8/9pm. God I want to go home. It's not homesickness, just that I don't suit this place.

Autumn is my favourite season. The smell in the air. The feel that you're drawing into a dark corner of the year.

BollocksToKarma Thu 27-Sep-12 16:02:50

Where is Home quirrel?

oldraver Thu 27-Sep-12 16:06:51

The colours of the trees and the foliage falling.

Warm towels on the radiators now the CH is on

Just being out on a cold sunny Autumn day

catgirl1976 Thu 27-Sep-12 16:08:36

New boots! smile

Jakadaal Thu 27-Sep-12 16:16:57

sunny chilly mornings walking the dog with the leaves changing colour and the berries appearing on the bushes
the smell of bonfires
the promise of Christmas
the promise of snow

and beautiful new knitwear grin

KenLeeeeeee Thu 27-Sep-12 16:51:27

The kids not arguing about bedtime, because it is in fact dark! grin

The spectrum of gorgeous colours - gold, orange, burnished red, vibrant purple.
Collecting conkers on the walk home from school.
Running through piles of crunchy, scrunchy leaves.
Hat, scarf & glove shopping
Putting on my coat for the first time this year and finding that £20 note I left in the pocket
Planning Christmas parties
Cosying up in jumpers and cardis rather than having my back fat and bingo wings on show in strappy tops all the time
Not having to paint my toenails to make them presentable in sandals
Reflecting back over the year as it draws to a close
The start of the new school year and all the potential ahead for the kids
Harvest festivals, Hallowe'en party, Bonfire night, Christmas parties
Eating great big stews and casseroles
Frosty dew clinging to spiderwebs first thing in the morning

Most of all, the way life settles down and quietens after a summer of people jetting about for holidays and whining about how the British weather is just never good enough. Autumn is peaceful but full of promise all at the same time. It's definitely my favourite season.

quirrelquarrel Thu 27-Sep-12 16:59:08

BollocksToKarma it's York, up North smile now I'm away I keep seeing pictures of people around town on my Facebook feed and I keep thinking Oh what have I done, going away. Je l'aime!

OHforDUCKScake Thu 27-Sep-12 17:01:14

Everythinb bollockstokarma said. grin

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Sep-12 18:12:19

And on a personal note, ds is 12mo atm and I've just bought him a pair of sturdy boots. He's at that stage where he can run without falling and is getting confident about moving around in big spaces. He'll crouch down to peer at the ground and then stand up and shoot off. I'm going to love watching him peering at fallen leaves, picking them up, holding them up triumphantly, picking up a huge pile and throwing them while giggling uncontrollably, running through the piles of golden yellows and vivid reds and then coming home to the fire on and nuzzling into him as I take off his outdoor clothes and the tip of his nose being cold and his cheeks rosy. That. I'm looking forward to that. Chuck in 5yo dd and her exuberance, chasing after him and throwing leaves to amuse him and I'm about as happy as I get without gingerbread and earl grey.

quirrelquarrel Thu 27-Sep-12 20:04:22

Oh ShowOfHands that's such a lovely post smile

crackcrackcrak Thu 27-Sep-12 20:27:08

The cosy dark evenings in my lovely house. Dd sleeping later due to later dawn. Autumn colours in the park. The beach day we had on the v last day of summer and the photos of dd and her best friend in the surf until
All the toddler classes starting again - new activities - new friends - even more mum friends to gossip with.
The fresh crisp refreshing air in the mornings.
Being able to set the timer on the heating and nut having to fiddle with it all the time!
Drying delicate washing on the radiator grin
Not taking my uggs off until may grin
Dressing up dd in wooly tights and needle cord dresses with snug boots on

redexpat Thu 27-Sep-12 20:38:45

Lovely root veggies with the sunday roast.
Walks in the cold and crisp (but not freezing) air.
The light in the early evening. Seeing the sun come up.
Funky woollen tights.
Dew on cobwebs in the morning.
Wearing pjs, slippers.
Hot chocolate with marshmallows/whipped cream.
Swooshing through piles of leaves. Ooooh the smell and the sound!
The sheer beauty of all the leaves changing colour.
Apple crumble and custard. Second helpings. And thirds.

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