For the past month, it has been uncharacteristically warm and sunny here in England, but last week, the cold and rain arrived. It seems that summer is finally over, and fall is here to stay.
It’s okay though, I’ve always been a fall girl myself. The rest of the seasons are fine, but there is something special about fall. Maybe it’s my school oriented brain, but fall always brings up thoughts of new beginnings (and means we are one step closer to the holidays!).
A few weeks back, Jenn, did a fall favorites post, and I thought it since fall is my favorite, it would be fun to do my own list of things that I love about fall.
One of my favorite things about colder weather is having a hot drink to help warm me up. I wish I could whip up a good cup of homemade hot chocolate every time I was cold, but that can be quite ambitious (and caloric), so I usually stick with instant mixes. I also bought three boxes of tea to get me through the next few weeks in England (I’m embracing my inner Brit). Peppermint tea has a special place in my heart.
Seeing the colors of the leaves change is one of the most beautiful things in the world. The leaves are slowly starting to change and fall here in England, but with the warm weather, it’s been slow to happen. Even so, I love the colors of autumn. A good mix of reds, oranges, and yellows always reminds me of crisp weather, Thanksgiving dinner (I’m already mourning the fact I won’t be in the US!), and football, speaking of which…
I wasn’t really a football fan until I got to college, but ever since I really enjoy watching a good football game. My home team, the Ravens, aren’t doing too well this season, so I guess I am not missing much by not seeing the games, but a part of me still misses the dedication to Sunday football in the US. Obviously, soccer (what the English call football) is the big game in England. No matter what day it is, there is always match being shown in a pub somewhere.
I blame my mother for this one. She passed on her boot obsession to me, and well, it’s a problem. I really like boots – lots of boots – all kinds of boots. You may have seen these boots in my Kohl’s haul, but I have been wearing them almost every day in England because unfortunately boots are heavy and, I didn’t have room for more than one pair. It’s probably safe to say that I will have worn them out by the end of the season.
Honestly, pumpkin pie is one of the best desserts on the planet. Mmm. I don’t know if pumpkin pie is a thing in England, but I sorely hope so. Hopefully, I can rustle up a can of mix at some point in the next few weeks. It seems like an affront to fall if I can’t have any pumpkin pie for the whole season.
Also, I feel like I should warn you about my Christmas obsession. I’ve already started listening to Christmas music, and I think the obsession is going to be in full force this year because Christmas is also linked with when I return to the US. I’m just warning you. Be prepared. Christmas blogging may or may not start in November…
What’s your favorite thing about fall?