Friday 28 August 2009

Fave Friday

Five Favourite Things About Autumn Coming

1. SOCKS! Big, fluffy, squidgy socks. I know I can wear them all year round but they just don't have the same effect as they do when it's cold, and it's nice to be able to get them out again as the weather turns.

2. Those autumn days when it's really windy and there are scattered showers, so the whole world smells of wet leaves but there are times during the day when one can go outside and appreciate it without getting drenched. This is my definition of a blustery day.

3. Things that smell of pumpkin and spiced apple. Such a strong scent association for me, I can't use this stuff any other time of year. I have a BPAL pumpkin and spiced apple perfume which is my staple for the autumn.

4. New term. I get excited to be back at school, in large part because it means there legitimately can be shopping for new work clothes, shoes and, more importantly, stationery. It's also fun to see everybody and meet all my new classes and get back to a routine. I work best with a routine.

5. Blackberries - free in the hedgerow. Three of my best blackberrying spots have been destroyed in the past couple of years but luckily they still grow like wildfire on the edge of the school field - even if I did once come across a rat, sitting on a branch at eye level. I always wash the fruit.

I know the bad weather we've been having (thunder today!) is largely due to that hurricane blowing itself out in our direction and not to the onset of autumn, and that we probably have a few nice days ahead of us, but I came across a pair of squidgy socks I'd forgotten about and did some shopping yesterday, so it really feels like the season is on the turn.

It's impossible for me to pick a favourite season. Trying to reach a decision causes a pucker of consternation to appear on my brow. They all have their merits and their negatives. I just get excited when the seasons change, really - I'm always ready for the new one to roll around and shake things up a bit.

Kelli's written about her five favourite things about Fridays this week, over on her blog - Three Boys and a Dog.

1 comment:

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

I second socks! And tights. I loooove wearing thick coloured tights :)