September 1st 2016
Autumn is finally here! I adore the autumn and winter so much. They're just better than spring and summer!
Inspired by so many posts I've seen, I thought I'd write one about what I'm looking forward to over the next few months!
1. Starting work
I've entered the adult world and have landed myself a full time job in education. As much as I've enjoyed this summer, I'm excited to be working and earning, especially as it's a job I'm passionate about and my colleagues all seem really nice! After living off a student loan for the last four years I'll be glad to be earning my own money. I need to get myself a new laptop as mine is completely falling apart, plus I need to save money for a car, a house, and, more importantly, to be able to pay for my Masters'.
2. Jumpers and boots
I live in jumpers and boots, and every time the sun comes out in the spring/summer I cry a little inside as I realise I can't wear jumpers or boots unless I want to overheat. I've got a huge collection of jumpers and cardigans I love living in and I can't wait to wear them. In fact, I'm already in one right now! I've also knitted myself several scarves, hats, and gloves and it's almost time to wear them again! I'm sorted for my autumn/winter wardrobe but I do need a new pair of knee high boots...
3. The weather
My favourite weather is when it's bright sunshine but it's freezing cold, with the added bonus of a mist. This comes from that scene in Pride and Prejudice when Mr Darcy is walking across the field towards Lizzie and the weather is sunny but cold with a glorious mist. That's the weather I love! I also adore the snow, but I don't like being out when it's snowing. I like it after it's snowed! Weirdly enough, I'm one of those people who loves being in the rain. Obviously I don't like it when I'm caught in the rain unprepared and I get soaked, but I like being wrapped up and under an umbrella going for a walk in the rain.
4. Themed drinks
Coffee shops are amazing during autumn/winter for their menus! Gingerbread, toffee, mint chocolate, all these glorious flavours that appear during these two seasons. Going into a coffee shop after being out in the cold and getting yourself a gingerbread latte is one of my little pick-me-ups. I'm also a sucker for a pumpkin spiced latte!
Not only do I adore dressing up, but everything about Halloween is wonderful. Halloween parties, trick or treating (I don't think it's begging and I don't want to debate this!), Halloween films, and Halloween special episodes. Brooklyn 99 always do an amazing Halloween episode (every time I type Halloween, I'm doing it in the voice of Captain Holt on board the party bus in S2!), and I'm looking forward to the Scream Halloween episode! Last year I dressed up as a pirate, so I need to start thinking of what I'll dress as this year!
6. Firework night
I haven't been to a firework display in years and I am determined to go to one this year. Playing with sparklers is good fun, and for me there's something quite romantic about a firework display.
7. Wrapping up warm
This is similar to jumpers and boots, but for this I'm talking about the amount of layers I can put on my bed. I sleep with about 7 layers (not in summer when it's boiling hot, mind!); I've got a huge kingsize knitted blanket (that I made), a fluffy pink blanket, two patchwork quilts (made by me!), my duvet, and then two throws. My bed is really cosy in the autumn/winter and I'm waiting for that first chilly night so I can chuck all my layers back on the bed!
I read all the time so what I mean here is coming back home from work and snuggling up in my bed with all my layers on, fluffy socks and a jumper on, and reading with a cup of tea. Reading isn't the same without all of this, for me anyway!
9. Disney Broadway Hits
I'm going to see this on 23rd October and I am so excited!!
10. Harry Potter
The release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as going to see The Cursed Child? Hello November!
11. Blogger Friends Meet Up
I've made friends with such amazing girls since I started my blog and I can't wait to meet up with them in the upcoming months! We've got lots planned and I'm counting down the days!
So that's why I'm excited for it to be autumn. What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!