10 reasons to love the fact it’s October

One – Yes, it’s getting cold, but it’s easier to get warm than it is to keep cool. You can always pile on more layers, but taking layers off gets socially unacceptable at a point. I spend all summer wearing as little as possible, and yet still feeling too warm. I’m nearly always in search of a shady patch. At least now, if all else fails, I can sneak an extra layer under my coat.

Two – You can dust off your jumpers and start wearing them again. And better believe it – jumpers are the best! They are versatile, comfortable and there’s so much variety too. They are suitable for almost any occasion. I have baggy old jumpers for indoors. Baggy new jumpers for casual. I have smart jumpers too – Put a long necklace and a dress with a smart jumper and you can even wear it to dinner.

Three – It’s B-E-A-utfiul! Frost on fallen leaves. Golden leaves on trees. Misty mornings and hazy daylight.

Four – The air smells fresher in autumn. It just does. Especially the morning after a night of rain.

Five – From here on in, there are monthly reasons to celebrate. Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas!

Six – Guilt-free lazy time. You can’t spend two seconds curled up on the sofa in the summer without someone telling you to go make the most of the sunshine, or get some fresh air. The fact it’s cold or rainy out is the ultimate excuse to curl up under a blanket and do nothing.

Seven – It’s also easier to be active in autumn. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sweating and all I did was open the fridge, the last thing I want to do is go for a walk, let alone a jog. However, walks through autumn leaves and muddy puddles when the skies are clear and the sun is out but it’s still cool, are just perfect.

Eight – Stews, soups, gravy, hot puddings, pumpkin spiced lattes, hot chocolate, Christmas tea, red wine, cinnamon, chocolate. The list goes on; I’m tired of eating bbq food, fruit salad and ice cream. Autumn and winter are for feasting on fantastic foods and I’ve already got started.

Nine – Better TV. Strictly, X Factor, The Apprentice, Bake Off, whatever takes your fancy. Not forgetting the release of Christmas block busters as well as the return of our favourite Christmas classics.

Ten – Soon the clocks will go back. Back, not forwards. This means one more hour of sleep, not one less. RESULT.

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