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are people who like Autumn basically mad?

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Ifailed Mon 19-Sep-16 17:48:58

I know down here in the SE we've been blessed with good weather for the past few weeks, but here we are now on a wet and miserable Monday; kids coming home damp & stroppy from school because the honeymoon period is over & pavements are wet and slippery

The commute will be hellish; it was dark when many set off this morning, its definitely getting dark now and no doubt the trains will start failing due to the wrong kind of leaves on the line so you'll have to shove in with people whose umbrellas will drip down your neck or onto your feet.

Ifailed Mon 19-Sep-16 17:51:09

.... phone fail.

So what is there exactly to like about autumn? Unless you are looking at it through a window and not suffering all the discomfort, it is basically shit, isn't it?

SleepDeprivedAndCranky Mon 19-Sep-16 17:51:39

I love all seasons accept the weather of Winter (Ice/Frost/snow). I love putting on the fire, wearing warm jumpers, cooking comfort food like stews/csseroles, cuddling up with dc on the couch after school, closing the blinds early on a dark evening and shutting out the world smile

NotYoda Mon 19-Sep-16 17:51:58

But I can list as many things about summer weather that annoy me:

BO, (not mine), sunburn, having to wear sun cream, having to bare bits of white hairy body, too hot, hay fever etc etc

Basically, a variety is nice, but I do feel energised in the Autumn. Change is good, so relentlessly rainy or hot weather gets me down.

Giratina Mon 19-Sep-16 17:52:06

What about summer when you're forced into a roasting sweatbox next to someone else's sweaty armpits though? At least darker mornings/evenings give a bit of relief from the heat.

NataliaOsipova Mon 19-Sep-16 17:52:11

I love it! It's the back to school, Christmas is coming feeling. And it smells different somehow....

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 19-Sep-16 17:53:40

I love Autumn.

NotYoda Mon 19-Sep-16 17:53:46


The trees, the rain falling on drought-stricken gardens, Autumn clothes ^much6 more stylish, wearing boots, walking in the countryside, having an excuse to do nothing but watch films all Sunday, new term at school, etc etc

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Mon 19-Sep-16 17:54:36

Autumn marathons!

And actually, it was a gorgeous sunrise this morning..

Candypops14 Mon 19-Sep-16 17:54:37

I love Autumn! I love the dark nights and the kids love playing in the rain and playing with all the leaves. Being all cosy indoors, the build up to Halloween, Xmas. guess I'm mad haha

mangomay Mon 19-Sep-16 17:55:30

Yes Natalia, Autumn really does smell different! And it smells beautiful. It's my favourite season. I loathe the too hot summer days. My melting point is 25 degrees, above that and I'm no good to anybody.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 19-Sep-16 17:55:48

It's the same as people hopping up and down about how great summer is, I hate it but love autumn and winter.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 19-Sep-16 17:56:52

I loath and detest summer it makes me feel physically sick. I love winter I never moan about the cold or rain

ErrolTheDragon Mon 19-Sep-16 17:57:08

Its a lovely mellow evening here, and not too hot, sleeping temperatures are comfortable again, hurray!
Berries, apples....

WhatamessIgotinto Mon 19-Sep-16 17:58:11

YABU unreasonable. I hate summer! Smelly people, too hot, sun cream (disgusting stuff), terrible traffic, hay fever, clothes sticking to you. The list is endless! Autumn means jeans and boots, jumpers but no coat, beautiful colours on the trees and my favourite of all, Halloween. Amazing!

LooseSeal Mon 19-Sep-16 17:58:29

I like the idea of autum, crisp cool mornings which become pleasant sunny days, the leaves becoming a warm golden colour, the smell of bonfires on dark frosty evenings, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

The reality is is actually wet and humid days, the sort where if you wear a waterproof you end up prickly and sweaty, but if you don't you end up a drowned rat and high winds that rip the leaves off the trees as soon as they change colour, which then turn the pavements into a skating rink of wet leaf mush.

maggiethemagpie Mon 19-Sep-16 17:58:31

I love it until November.. then I wish we could fast forward to March. But september and october are two of my favourite months... I love the changing of the seasons, the crispness, a sunny autumn day beats a sunny summer one somehow. Here in the NW it can get very muggy and cloudy in august but can be drier and crisper in autumn.

As a born pessimist I never invest in summer clothes, seem to get more wear out of autumn/winter ones and love a good coat and knee high boots... I tend to buy out of season to get a bargain so I have my new boots just waiting for it to get a little colder...

I do get tired of Autumn after the clocks go back though. I think that's why christmas was invented

LearningHowToFly Mon 19-Sep-16 17:58:31

I love the autumn, we live on the edge of a forest which I have to drive through to get to work. The colours are just wonderful and the evening light is so soft. We love blackberry picking, jumping in leaves and snuggling up in a fleece with a warm drink. I look forward to getting out the thicker coat and a new pair of boots. There's loads to like about autumn!

AndShesGone Mon 19-Sep-16 17:58:46

I love autumn

First day on the district line where I could wear tights without melting into a horrible mess

Lovely leaves everywhere.

Charley50 Mon 19-Sep-16 17:59:49

I love summer but Autumn has a special place in my heart. The smell, the colours of the trees, swishing through leaves and being happy indoors; whereas in summer I'm always desperate to be inside. I hate it getting dark early though.

ChilliMum Mon 19-Sep-16 18:00:09

I love it. I love the smell of the earth after it has rained. I love the different colours of the trees; red yellow orange brown and green (we also have Heather where I grew up so the trees were against a beautiful purple landscape).
I love the way the rain makes everything look shiny and I love the way the cold weather gives my children pink cheeks and sparkling eyes.
I really love coming home from a hike in the cold and wet and drinking hot chocolates.
Autumn and winter are my favourite seasons smile
Imo Autumn doesn't really get going though until October, September is just shite.

Dahlietta Mon 19-Sep-16 18:02:16

Just because it's rained for a couple of days doesn't mean Autumn is horrible!

Ifailed Mon 19-Sep-16 18:04:22

As I expected, you are all mad.

PuppyMonkey Mon 19-Sep-16 18:08:14

I hate hot weather, prefer a rainy day. No such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices. grin

Things about autumn that are good:

No horrid humid nights = sleep better.
Better clothes
No need to shave your legs because: opaque tights.
Cosy fires.
No pressure to be "out enjoying the weather" = Netflix and chill.
New coats.
New gloves.
Kick kids off to bed earlier because of dark nights.


DoristheNovice Mon 19-Sep-16 18:08:48

Love love love autumn. Hate summer. Like spring. Winter drives me nuts, I cry when it snows because I live in a ridiculously hilly area.

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