I love Autumn

Hello all,how are you today?

As the clocks went back last night it was got dark quite early tonight.
How nice it was to put the chickens to bed early and then put the lamps on,close the blinds then draw the curtains.I have put the back door curtain back up..i know its not that cold just yet but i don't want to rush around to do it..i would rather preserve any warmth we have..just take the chill off the back porch.
The girls have got their big fluffy housecoats out for wrapping up in .
So far the weather has been quite mild but its going to change apparently .
We haven't had our heating on yet..we have cardigans,big jumpers,thick socks and slippers to keep us warm for now..the longer we don't have to use it for the better but i am not a scrooge i will have it on and when it is i like to keep our house at a nice even temperature .Our heating will be on for about 2 hours in the mornings and then another 2 hours late afternoon or evening..we don't bother having it on at night there is no point..we are all wrapped up in warm housecoats and have pj's and slippers on  and when we are in bed we have big quilts and lovely woolen blankets. Infact at times the blankets make it too warm but i am not complaining i would rather be a bit warm than chilly for sure.

I like this time of year..porridge with various toppings for breakfast,chunky soups,veg packed casseroles and all the puddings from childhood with creamy custard to "keep your insides warm" as my gran would say.

The colours at this time of year are gorgeous..our beautiful trees look like big yellow flames shooting for the sky,my Virginia Creeper is a ruby red.And everything seems to be slowing down and mellowing out .This time of year is when i tend to reflect on the things i have done through the year..how i hope i have made the most of our produce from the allotments and always grateful for freezers packed full of fruits and veg and all the good meals i have made from them.I always feel so appreciative of it.This time of year is when i tend to try and relax and just chill out before Christmas comes around and i get busy again.
I love Autumn..well i love all the seasons as they all have their  own merits but Autumn is my favourite.
The colours and all the misty mornings that swirl all over then finding all the spider webs covered in dew just seem to sparkle.The frosty mornings are just beautiful..that white crispy crunchy sound when you go outside..the coldness of the air..just makes you feel glad to be alive.


  1. What a lovely post in praise of autumn. I've actually written similar posts on the positive side of autumn, but truly, I do not like the dark evenings, when it's dark from around 4 pm until quite late the next morning. But the colours this year have been wonderful.
    We eat porridge during the year, not just in autumn and winter, even in summer sometimes. Is that golden syrup on your porridge? That is what I like best, certainly not maple syrup which is an apology for syrup, har, har!
    Like you, we also have lovely thick soups in autumn and winter - home-made minestrone or pestou soup are our favourite.
    Yes, autumn is lovely, if only it didn't get dark so early!
    Mrgaret P

    1. Hi..o i eat porridge all the time too..even in the middle of summer if i feel like it..i love Maple syrup but not on my porridge at all no way ..
      I love the early darkness..i like to close up the house and get all cosy.
      You can't beat home made soup can you on a cold day..
      The colours are truly amazing and we can't wait to go walking and see them more..

    2. I love it when we do close the curtains and switch on the lamps but I still prefer the light summer evenings when I feel energized and not sluggish, but cosy evenings are nice.
      Margaret P

  2. We have recently installed a thermostat which makes heating use so much more efficient. The temperature in our house in the morning drops to about 13 degrees these days, so I tend to have the heating on for an hour or two first thing in the morning, and occasionally boost it for one more hour in the evening if needed. I agree that heating at night is a waste.

    1. I can't see the point of having it on at night or through the night if your tucked up nice and warm in bed..we have thermometers in the house and if it dips below 18 then we put it on for an hour or two but beyond that we don't..if we warm up the house then it normally keeps it warm for us..plus all the warm jumpers and slippers really do help..


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