Wednesday 26 September 2018

I'm an Autumn lover now...

I have always said that summer is my favourite season but now I have decided that it's not. I have decided that I'm an Autumn lover now.

The title, I'm an Autumn lover now on a background of orange leaves.

No thick coats.
It's still warm enough to go out without a big coat on mostly. I have just been wearing my hoodie and a t-shirt and I can do this without sweating or getting so hot that all I want to do is sit down.


I love to get cosy on an evening and I have my thick fleecy blanket which I spend all autumn and winter under. hehehe

The only reason I like Halloween is because of the kids. They love it. I am sure my fella encourages their love of Halloween just to annoy me. 

A collage of photos including ghost cupcakes, skeleton gingerbread men and 5 carved pumpkins

I hate going out trick or treating but in the end I do have a good time. I do like carving the pumpkins and the baking we do.

The best TV!
I love this time of year. All the best TV shows are back. The bake off, X-Factor, Strictly, all the drama's and Doctor Who, I'm a Celeb and The Walking Dead is starting soon! Eek!

The run up to Christmas.
As soon as my girls birthday are done with I start thinking about Christmas. I have already spotted the supermarkets getting their Christmas things in and took advantage of the Roses & Cadbury's Heroes from Tesco. 2 for £7. I really need to think about presents for the girls.

Hot Chocolate.
Over the summer I stopped drinking hot chocolate but now I am drinking it again. It makes me feel so cosy drinking it. I will just drink Tesco's own but there is one I make when we fancy a treat.

hot chocolate with marshmallows, cream and chocolate sauce on in a white mug.

Nutella Hot Chocolate.
You need:
3 tablespoons of Nutella or chocolate spread.
1 and 1/3rd cups of milk.

How to make:

Scoop in the 3 tablespoons of Nutella and add in 1/3rd cup of milk to a saucepan. Stir together until the two ingredients are fully blended. Once blended pour in the last cup of milk and turn the heat up a little...Once heated and mixed pour the drink into to a mug and enjoy!

Comfort food.
It's all about casseroles, soups, mashed potato, and hearty, warming food. The kids always come in from school hangry and I love to whack something in the slow cooker so they can eat whenever they are ready.

The dark nights.
I love it when it starts to get dark earlier. The curtains get shut as soon as the kids are in from school, pj's get put on and we get cosy. It also means the feral children in my street don't play out as much. hehehe

The trees.
I love it when those first leaves start to change. Trees look so much more beautiful in their Autumn colours and when the leaves finally do fall I turn into a child again. There is something so pleasing about the crunch of the leaves under your feet.

Do you love Autumn? What is your favourite thing about it?


  1. I don't really love autumn but it's starting to grow on me. I think mostly it's just that I love the long days and bright light of summer so I start to miss it when it fades. I'm going to try and embrace autumn a bit more positively this year. Looking forward to halloween! #MMBC

  2. Well, after reading this, I love it a bit more ! I definitely want to give your Nutella hot chocolate a go - I'm salivating here !