So I have always loved autumn. There is something fairy-tale like about the leaves changing colour. With the hot summer we have just had the crisp cold weather is a much needed respite.
A Brit moaning about the weather, what a surprise!
The temperature dropping excites me. Jumpers, boots and hearty ( healthy) meals. Everything is soft and crisp in autumn. The smell of BBQs has been replaced by bonfires and the caveman inside me loves it. September nowadays feels like an extension of summer it is October that encompasses all the best bits of autumn.
I still get excited when I see conkers (horse chestnut seeds). They end up in my pocket till they loose their shine. I pick them up like a child, I hope I will always enjoy them.
I love October not just because we get to dress Frank up as a taco/ pineapple/ spider still not decided yet, but because everything changes. Americans call autumn Fall and honestly I don’t think a word describes it better.
You tend to stay indoors more and mulled wine/ cider and twinkly lights are the only thing that draws me outside. I am already searching for dog friendly pubs with fires! My house in now filled with candles and we need to clear the fireplace, it is filled with about 10 bottles of gin. My house is getting an autumn clean so we will be winter ready.
For the Love of October
This time last year my wonderful partner asked me to be his wife. So October and World Zombie day will always be an anniversary of sorts! Our wedding pre-anniversary we spent at my friends wedding in Edinburgh and she will be spending her first anniversary at ours.
We do love dressing up. Gavin scared the life out of the trick or treaters last time. This year we will take Frankie for a walk, pumpkin carving on the Saturday before and a party at our local the weekend after Halloween.
Me and gavin don’t do things by halves, we are definitely an all or nothing kind of couple. I normally host a Halloween meal and go completely to town but this year we are taking it easy. This meal we had a few years ago was an edible body. With a macaroni cheese skull, ribs and sausages it was yummy if not a bit random. Even the cocktails were eyes and worms!
This October we have another thing to celebrate which is Franks birthday. We have had him just over a year and wouldn’t be without him. It is amazing how such a little dog can change our lives so much.
As much as I am a dog owner who dresses up their dog ( he loves it) and gives him his own Instagram account @franke_ze_frenchie so we don’t didn’t bore our friends on Facebook. I don’t really go in for presents and dog cakes but Gav loves all that so maybe we will this year.
Well I hope you love October as much as I do.
This time next year I will be Married!
Whats your favourite things about autumn?