Before I start my word of the week I want to say that I’m well aware that it actually isn’t officially Autumn yet. Non the less there has certainly been an Autumnal feeling in the air this past week. It’s getting darker earlier in the evening and there is a nip in the air each morning. I absolutely love this time of year, and I don’t think I’m alone in my love for all things Autumnal.
The weather here has been absolutely awful, we have had pouring rain and strong winds. Wellies and rain coats have been a school run essential. On the way to school we have spotted so many signs of Autumn. Brown leaves scatter the paths and the conkers are rapidly growing fatter on the branches of the horse-chestnut trees. The bright colours of summer are being replaced with the beautiful brown and orange warm tones of Autumn.
On Monday I made my first beef casserole of the season in the slow cooker. It was so nice to return home to the smell of comfort food cooking. We enjoyed the casserole with warm crusty bread smothered in butter. Needless to say we all enjoyed our tea that night.
Flip-flops have been replaced with socks and boots, the jumpers and cardigans have come out of storage too. I have washed all the blankets and throws in preparation for cooler evenings snuggled on the sofa. The cosy feelings that come as the season changes is so exciting.
I have my eye on several pumpkin scented candles and decorating for Halloween is on my mind. All the best celebrations happen in the last quarter of the year.
I intend to fully embrace the Autumnal vibe !
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Friendship.