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Making the most of the autumn season

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Published 16/11/2023
by Laura Clipson
Autumn, with its crisp air, colourful leaves, and cosy vibes, is a season that never fails to captivate our senses. As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, there are countless ways to make the most of this enchanting season.

Get out in nature
Make the most of the changing landscape by going for walks or hikes through the countryside, take a trip to a nearby patch of woodland, or just have a stroll around your local park. Explore the changing trees and their vibrant colours, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot, and make sure to wrap up against the cold in a cosy hat, scarf and winter coat. You could even make it into a day out by packing an autumn themed picnic, along with a flask of something hot to drink.

Enjoy warm drinks
As the temperature cools, autumn is the perfect time to savour hot drinks. Seasonal flavours such as pumpkin spice, apple cider, and hot chocolate are abundant this time of year, so head to your local coffee shop to see what they have on offer, or try your hand at making the drinks yourself at home. Spiced teas are also lovely and warming as the weather turns colder.
Fill your kitchen with the scents of autumn
Make the most of seasonal flavours like apples, pumpkins, squash, and cinnamon by getting in the kitchen and making comforting stews, soups, casseroles and pies. Take the time to try out some new recipes, or fill your kitchen with seasonal scents by doing some baking. This is the perfect time of year to dust off your slow cooker, and fill your house with the scent of delicious food.

Embrace cosiness
Bring a bit of autumn inside by hanging wreaths in your home, make your living space autumn ready with cosy blankets and throws, fill your home with autumn scents by lighting scented candles. Create a cosy den you can spend time in when it’s cold and gloomy outside, somewhere you can curl up with a book and a cup of tea.

Fresh start
Spring is often known as the season for fresh starts, but autumn is also a fantastic time for new beginnings. Start with a deep clean of your house - you’re spending more time indoors due to the changing weather anyway, and you’ll want to get your house clean and ready for upcoming holidays. It’s also a good time to re-organise your wardrobe so your winter gear is within reach. Autumn also offers an opportunity to reflect; consider the goals you’ve achieved and the ones you still aspire to reach.

Get creative
The vibrant colours and enchanting visuals that autumn brings are great inspiration for creative pursuits. Try your hand at something creative like painting, writing, adult colouring, or photography to make the most of this inspirational season.

Autumn is a season of transformation, reflection and celebration. Embrace the autumn season and the wonder that it brings, and make the most of the changing world around you rather than focusing on the dropping temperatures and darker days it might bring. Create cherished memories and new traditions that you can do every year when autumn rolls around.

Thank you for reading.

Why not take a look at one of these other great Autumnal articles:

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Autumn Self-Care: 10 Ways to Boost Your Mental Well-Being
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