GUYS, I’m sorry in advance if you’re a Summer lover but it’s September which means we’re basically on the countdown to Christmas aren’t we?? IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. This is my favourite time. As much as I like the Summer and the warm days and Summer holidays I just hate having to work through the sweat and boiling days, I love the heat when I’m away on holiday and can jump into the pool whenever I like, but not when I’m home and have to get on with my day to day life. I thrive in jumpers and boots, basically. So here are a few of my fave things about the chillier part of the year;
CANDLES; Yes okay, I know you can burn candles all year round but really I just feel more comfortable burning my Christmas candles post September. I have a lovely new huge Spiced Pomegranate Cider from B&M sitting on the mantlepiece just waiting for Autumnal weather so it can be burned. I also love having loads of candles burning when the darker nights start to draw in. I know this is what makes Autumn/Winter quite difficult for some people, so I love loads of candles and fairy lights to make the nights super duper cosy.
HALLOWEEN; It’s a really tough call between Halloween and Christmas as to which is my favourite holiday. Who doesn’t love fancy dress, man!?! I honestly haven’t even had time to sit down and think about what I’m going to dress as this year. I LOVED Hallows Eve last year as I went as a dead cheerleader, my Ebay costume was super cool, I even had pom poms and a lovely friend did some really awesome bloody make up for me.
THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS; Controversial? I don’t know. Basically I class this whole time of year as the run up to Christmas and that’s better than actual Christmas because actual Christmas is only three(?) days! All the fun events, Christmas dos, meals, nights out, shopping etc happens in the run up to Christmas. Also for the whole of December you get to open your advent calendar and who doesn’t love that? This year I’ve definitely got my heart set on this Body Shop beauty.
BLANKETS AND SWEATERS; I have just today bought a staple A/W cardigan from Primark which I luuuuv, it’s so cosy and snuggly. I always like to get sweaters and cardi’s a size or two bigger to make them even more snuggly, gotta be wrapped up and have room for layering. I also love the great choice of blankets and throws available later in the year. We bought our fave burnt orange checkered fleecy throw in the Winter months and it’s one of the best things in our living room, I love getting wrapped up in it whilst I’m cross stitching when it’s chilly.
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES; Basic bitch blah blah blah. Look, we only get so freaking buzzed about them because they’re only available for a select time of the year. Oh yeah and cos they’re AMAZING. If you said to me you can only drink one thing for the rest of your life I’d hands down pick a PSL and tbh I don’t even like Starbucks coffee that much… *shrugs*.
FILM & TV; So it’s September and Bake Off has started which is a highlight even without Mary Berry although we do miss you hun. X Factor starts soon and I know for many this signals Christmas is close. Thank Jesus it’s the last series of that though, am I bloody rightttt? It’s acceptable to watch Hocus Pocus from here on in and Christmas film/TV just surpasses the shite we get for the rest of the year. I have all of the Harry Potter films on DVD of course but HELL YEAH I’m gunna watch them all on ITV including ads just cos they’re on.
Let me know if you’re an Autumn/Winter lover or a Summer kinda baby! What are your favourite things about the season? Leave me a comment.