Its been a little while, a bit like I’ve been hibernating, waiting for autumn to begin so I can come out of my cave.
This is my favourite time of year. 100%. Somehow I’ve always managed to have a really good time around this time of year, so I’m hoping that’s a tradition I can continue.
There’s so many parts of autumn I love. Mainly I think the darkness. Now I know that sounds really emo and gothic, but hear me out. The darker it gets, the earlier, the warmer and cosier you feel on the inside. It becomes so much more okay to be walking around in a floorlength furry dressing gown and slipper boots.
Now these are a few of my favourite things:
I LOVE writing at night time. There’s something about a hot green tea to warm you through, some relaxing music like some Catfish and The Bottlemen or KT Tunstall and my journal ready to write up some of my adventures, no distractions, no cold, just me and the words. Usually til about 3am. Good for the soul, bad for the 10am start.
A fresh, crisp autumn morning walk has always been one of the best things to me. Especially on a Sunday morning. In sun, in cloud, as long as it’s not raining I’ll be happy. The colours, the crisp, crunchy leaves, that SMELL of autumn. Get your boots on and wrap up in a scarf and hat and you’re ready.
Now this is the time for the burnt oranges and the gold and the browns and the greys. And the tartan. Just all of it. I just love autumn interiors so much. Warm colours keep out the cold dark night and it all just makes me feel so safe and cosy. Last year I fell in love with Next homeware, deciding that I needed everything to be tartan and antler related. Halfway there at least.
Also from Next, I have a stash of their festive candles and I am TOTALLY addicted to. So once it starts getting dark early, I light a few up, turn of the lights and turn up the bubbles. At the moment I’m loving The Comforter from Lush, as it is exactly that, but I also love the almond bath cream from Boots. Paired with a relaxing playlist full of more KT Tunstall and some James Morrison, (or My Chemical Romance if it’s a particularly bad day) it just takes me back to all the good times of starting sixth form, back when life was oh so simple.
Another major nostalgia factor is sitting up in my room and binging on Final Fantasy 7 in the autumn night time. An old school game for an old school girl, I got this for myself as a reward for my GCSE results which reallllly sounds like a long time ago when I put it like that. Oh god. I’m so old. Music has a MASSIVE effect on my mood, especially when it’s dark and miserable outside, so I stick to the same music every time I play, (weird, I know) and it just takes me back to all the best times.
I am just SO excited because it’s nearly October and that means halloween too and then ALL the autumn kicks off. I’m ready.