What are the best things about Autumn?

As I wake up this morning there is a definite chill in the air. And although the next astronomical fall in the Western Hemisphere doesn’t officially begin until the 23rd of September, as far as I am concerned, Autumn has begun. Best Offers Bingo  recently conducted a survey asking over 1,500 people in the UK what they think the best thing about Autumn is. The answers were very mixed, with some pretty obvious ones, who doesn’t love the crunch, look and general beauty of Autumn leaves, to some less obvious – dark evenings fill me with dread, but they made the list.

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Here are the findings in full:-

Autumn Leaves
353
Snuggling Indoors
182
Crisp Air
155
Crunching Fallen Leaves
124
Wearing Warm Clothes
118
Halloween
109
Comfort Food
107
Open Fires
89
Bonfire Night
62
Dark Evenings
60
Television Shows
59
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
29
Conkers
28
Pumpkins
19
Apples
18

Now, I am not exactly an Autumn person myself, I much prefer the heat and long, lazy days of Summer. But Autumn still has it’s charm, so I decided to compile a list of my five favourite things about the season.

And here they are!

1. Fashion Week

Although I tend to decline my invites now (a bit of been there, done that, got the t-shirt syndrome), I love looking at the new collections that premiere in September, especially as they are the collections for Spring and Summer. I’m also obsessed with checking out the style of the Front Row, with Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey and Harley Viera Newton being my current style obsessions.

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Style Crush Poppy

 

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Style Crush Laura

 

2. Strictly Come Dancing Comes back

Yes! My favourite series returns, complete with all the glamour, the glitter, the sequins and the celebs. This year’s line up is a great one, I’m so looking forward to seeing Peter Andre and Kellie Bright strut their stuff. Forget X Factor, this is the proper Saturday night telly. Also obsessed with Claudia Winkleman and her quirky style.

Helen George is on this year's show.

Helen George is on this year’s show.

3. Blackpool Illuminations

No excuses for this, I totally love Blackpool and its lights. The Illuminations are just so special, and there is nowhere like Blackpool when it comes to tacky, seaside fun. I’m off there next weekend, and frankly cannot wait. I’m in good company too, Frank Sinatra visited in the 1950s and loved the place.

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4. Autumn colours

The pantone colour for 2015 is Marsala, and I think this will just come into it’s own now it is Autumn. Gold, russet, burnt orange and bronze shades are all gorgeous, and work so well with the 70s trend that is still massive this season.

5. Bonfire Night

Was never a major fan as a child, but now totally love this night. A roaring fire, fab fireworks display, all wrapped up for the evening in a favourite warm coat, and all that delicious Bonfire Night food, from hot chocolate with marshmallows, to juicy burgers with lashings of onions. Bonfire Night is one of my fave events of any season.

Ready for Bonfire Night last year

Ready for Bonfire Night last year

What is your favourite thing about Autumn?