10 Reasons To Love Autumn

  • October 3, 2016

I am most definitely a summer person. I like warm weather, summery clothes and flip-flops – and I hate rain, wind and dark mornings.

When spring arrives I get excited as it means summer is on its way – I just don’t get the same feeling for autumn.

However, with the aim of being positive, I’ve decided to think of some reasons to love autumn…

Autumn Walks

As much as I’d prefer to go on a stroll in the warm sunshine, it is fun to wrap up, put our wellies on and go for a walk in the woods. Like most kids Little H loves jumping in puddles, kicking leaves and squelching through the mud. It’s also a good excuse to go for a hot chocolate afterwards to warm up!

Autumn Colours

I can’t deny that autumn looks good and is a bit of a photographers dream with the carpets of red, orange and brown leaves. I’m still learning how to use my Nikon DSLR and am looking forward to photographing some autumnal scenes. I’m sure I’ll share them all with you on here or on my Instagram.

Collecting Conkers

I have fond memories of going out to the woods and collecting conkers with my parents and brother when we were small. Little H enjoys doing this too and it’s a fun (& free!) way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Plus conkers are good for getting rid of spiders!

Pumpkin Picking

If I’m honest I don’t really guess what all the fuss is about over Halloween. It doesn’t really interest me at all, but of course, kids love it so it seems to have become a bit event in our house. The one bit I do like is going to get a pumpkin, we’ve done it for the last 3 years and it has become a bit of a Halloween tradition. We go to a fab local pick your own farm, and always have such a good time choosing our pumpkins. Last year we made some pretty good creations if I do say so myself!

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Wrapping Up

Whilst I much prefer summer clothes, it is quite nice to just put a big, warm coat and boots on every time you go out so you don’t really have to worry about what to wear as no one sees it anyway.

Lazy Sunday Afternoons

In the summer we tend to be out all the time, making the most out of any small bit of sunshine and our local beaches. In the Autumn though, I have no desire to go outside if it’s rainy and miserable, so we spend a lot of Sunday afternoons on the sofa in our PJs, with a duvet, popcorn and a film, without feeling guilty that we’re wasting our weekend.

The Clocks Go Back

I love sleeping. If I could stay in bed all day I absolutely would – fat chance of that now though! So the clocks going back and getting an extra hour in bed is my idea of heaven. Even though, with a 5-year-old in the house, the chance of not being woken up at 5:30 am is very slim…

Bonfire Night

Does Bonfire Night still count as autumn? I don’t think it’s quite winter by then is it? When Little H was small we didn’t bother with Guy Fawkes Night as it was just too loud and too late for her. Last year though we went to a pub out in the New Forest to watch a firework display and have a hotdog, and it was a really good night. I’m looking forward to finding somewhere to go this year and watch her little face as she’s amazed by the fireworks.

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Comfort Food

As well as hot chocolate now’s a good time to get the slow cooker back out from the depths of the cupboard and start making casseroles and shepherds pies again. I love this kind of food, especially after coming in from work in the cold and dark. Plus you don’t really have to ‘do’ dinner as you just bung it all in and come back 8 hours later.

Countdown To Christmas

I don’t like thinking about Christmas until we’re actually into December, but since that’s the next time we have a week off work together I am very much looking forward to it! Scarily there’s not that long to go and when you have kids you need to start early. Christmas with a child is so much fun, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that maybe this year we’ll get some snow.


Ok so although I struggled a bit towards the end there, I have to admit that there are a few things to look forward to even though summer is over for another year!

What are your favourite things? Do you have any reasons to love autumn that I missed?


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  • Stacie (@ParkerandMe)

    These are great reasons to love Autumn! Especially the countdown to Christmas. I’ve started Christmas much earlier this year, I definitely need to spread the cost as Parker’s birthday is in November. I might go and make a nice hot chocolate in a minute too!

  • donna

    I loved Autumn last week, the pretty colours, the yummy comfort food, lovely jumpers.

    Today it was actually cold. I’m over Autumn now!


  • Ky

    These are all the reasons why I love Autumn. The last few mornings have been pretty cold but the days have been warm and sunny. It’s been fab. We’ve also collected a lot of conkers, my little girl is obsessed with them. I should probably start thinking about christmas as well. #marvmondays

  • Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu)

    I do love autumn – i love the smell of it!! Bonfires and wet leaves and lovely!!

  • Charlotte | BakingBetsy

    Bonfire night DEFFO still means autumn!
    Picking pumpkins are the best, funnily enough my sister visted Sopley Farm just the other day and it looked amazing, next time I’m visiting my folks (they’re near Lymington) I need to visit!

  • Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist

    You sound like me, I love summer, so I try to think of things to look forward to in autumn so it doesn’t feel that bad! I am with you on the comfort food and snuggly jumpers 🙂


    I love going for long walks n the autumn! In the town where I grew up, there is a woodland walk that just turns all the colours of autumn, it’s really intense and incredibly beautiful x #sharingthebloglove

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I’m exactly like you – I’m a total summer girl! But there are so many things to love about autumn, I love every single one on your list. We’ve already ticked off conker hunting and this weekend we’re off to the pumpkin farm! I love getting home after a cold walk to a hot chocolate too – with squirty cream on top as a treat! Yummy! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Kaye

    I do love all of the events in Autumn, and especially getting wrapped up and going for walks. My little man is almost 3 so finally starting to understand and enjoy things like Halloween and Bonfire Night so this year should be even better. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  • thetaleofmummyhood

    Great list! I’m not so keen on the clocks changing but I do love Bonfire night!


  • flying solo

    I have to be honest I love the beginning of all of the new seasons and am often bored and glad to see the back of them by the end. I get bored too easily (which is probably why I am single) #fortheloveofBLOG

  • Claire @sandbmama2015

    I adore autumn. You can’t beat it and I also love pumpkin picking and wrapping up. #fortheloveofBLOG

  • Kara

    These are all the reasons I love Autumn. To be honest we use our slow cooker all year but I am just starting my search for new SC recipes that seem to work better in Autumn xx

  • Intolerant Mum

    I love autumn! Such a lovely cosy month, this is a great list of reasons! #Marvmondays

  • dearbearandbeany

    I am a summer girl too and I am always the last person to put her flip flops away for Autumn. I have been embracing Autumn more this year, I think because we have been lucky with some sunny days. I love everything on your list, especially hot chocolate with marshmallows on top! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  • Cathryn- Little Paper Swans

    I love Autumn and Spring. The promise of summer and promise of Christmas is what I love. This is a great list. A massive yes to lazy Sunday afternoons!


  • Lucy At Home

    A great list. I prefer summer too, but you have persuaded me that Autumn is not so bad! We love going conker hunting as a family too. I love bonfire night too, but both my girls still hate the bangs so I think we’ll be watching them stood at the window again! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Emma

    Gaining an extra hour of sleep sounds like heaven to me!! #sharingthebloglove

  • Carly @acupfullofglitter

    I love Autumn. Fab ideas. #Sharingthebloglove

  • A Mum Track Mind

    I absolutely LOVE Autumn so I really enjoyed this post 🙂 Sounds like you are learning to love it too 😉 Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x


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