Sunday, 26 September 2010

Autumn

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Autumn is my absolute favourite season. I'm not much of a summer person, I really don't like the sun too much, instead preferring the mid seasons of Autumn and Spring rather than the extreme elements of Summer and Winter.

And so, as everyone around me seems to have been clinging on to the final days of Summer with sandals and lightweight clothing, I have been embracing thoughts of cosy cardigans, wooly mittens and snuggly cowls. As we are now, from 23rd September, officially into autumn, I can properly get excited for all things Autumnal.

Autumn makes me want to eat pumpkin soup with thick crusty bread, drink Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes (do we get these in the UK? - I do hope so!), eat this pumpkin ice-cream and make these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. And the US always seem to get fantastic alternative food and drinks, like these - maybe pumpkins haven't quite caught on in the UK yet.

What do you like about Autumn... is it your favourite season too?

56 comments:

  1. I just spent all night reading your blog and I love it! I moved to Canada yrs ago from the UK and I haven't been able to go back to visit yet so your blog just made my homesickness a little better :)

    Thanks

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  2. Beautiful pumpkin in that image!

    Autumn or Spring are pretty much tied for being my favorite season, I can never really choose. They're the mild seasons, and I love that because I cannot handle weather that is too hot (which is unfortunate, considering I live in Australia. Sigh.) so I love the mildness and beauty of those two seasons.

    I'm dying to try a pumpkin spice latte! Let me know if you enjoy them! Happy weekend.

    Yours,
    Norah xx

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  3. Unlike you, I adore the summertime! I can't stand the cold, which is why I'm happy to be basking in the Bangladesh heat at the moment :)
    Pumpkin spice lattes: I'm pretty sure I had them at Starbucks last year!
    What I like about autumn: Halloween, pumpkins (can't wait to make pumpkin pie!), butternut squash (though it's not available here *sadface*), and warm cozy knits.

    Leia

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  4. I love summer, but I am definitely ready for autumn now. Snuggling up in warm jumpers, drinking tea and making lots of yummy warm food. I also love the colours of autumn.

    Actually I love every season for different reasons.

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  5. I like the colours and the amazing feeling you get when you realise it's finally not too hot to have hot drinks :)

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  6. I love Autumn! It's such a cozy time of year, the leaves, the clothes, the food and the lovely crisp air. x

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  7. Autumn - a season I adore!
    Have a lovely Sunday, sweetie.
    You already know what I cherish about autumn from my recent blogpost. Thank you for being a sweet blog-friend. XX

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  8. Fall fantasies... cosy wool wraps and shrugs. Hot coffee drank outside. Sitting in the dimming evening, sharing our secrets. Loving life as the unfolds.

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  9. Starbuks pumpkin...what??
    What's that drink? lol
    I must try this :)

    We have a pumpkin here on our Ikea bookshell...we don't know what to do with : what's the best (and easy) recipe you can give me?

    Autumn is great, except that the night come much more earlier than in summer. That's a bit depresseing.
    :'(

    Bisous
    xoxo

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  10. Quite as you, my favorite season is autumn, I like lighting the fireplace and settling in front of it with a good book and some tea wrapped up in a blanket. Watching the rain beating down with strength against windows and seeing falling leaves one by one on the ground, so that paths made only a unique carpet of warm colors !

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  11. I love summer but as the summer here can't be relied on at all, I do like Autumn a lot too. I've been digging out my winter scarves and knits this weekend.

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  12. Autumn is my favourite season too! I have never made anything with pumpkin in, but I would really like to. I have a yummy looking pumpkin lasagne recipe somewhere that I must attempt! x

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  13. I like your blog a lot ! and autumn is one of my favorite season :D kisses, Irena <3

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  14. Autumn is definitely my favourite season fashion wise but summer is my favourite overall.

    I'm so looking forward to wearing all my chunky cardigans and jumpers and getting my slow cooker out again :)

    I was wondering what camera you use, as all your pictures are so stunning and have you had any professional training?

    I'm holding a giveaway over on my blog, make sure you check it out http://my-favourite-fashion.blogspot.com/

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xxx

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  15. I used to hate autumn, but as I grew older I started to enjoy this season. I like the layering of clothes, wearingg scarves, the colours of the falling leaves, the freshness of the air :).

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  16. Autumn is definitely my favourite season. I love fallen golden leaves, chilly days and the sensation of freshness and renovation both in my life and environment.

    Have a nice Sunday!

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  17. Autumn is my favorite season too :)

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  18. Summer's my favourite but I have to admit those Autumnal shades are ravishing. xxx

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  19. i love halloween :)
    i also took some pics in the forest yesterday, in autumn you can take really nice pictures!
    www.furkills.blogspot.com

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  20. I adore springtime, but autumn is great too! :)

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  21. I've never experienced autumn before but yes, I would love to see all the golden leaves fall from the trees! And definitely have some pumpkin ice cream while we're at it:)

    xx

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  22. Me too!! totally embracing tights and boots.. so sick of shorts and vest tops and sandals! I really hope we get pumpkin spiced lattes too!! :) x

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  23. i must try pumpkin ice cream..yum
    i love all things pumpkin...especially pumpkin candles...!!
    fall is absolulty my favorite season.
    i am so pale my skin can not handle the summer sun..ugh.
    xoox

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  24. Pumpkin and all the types of squash make this time of year worthwhile! Yum.

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  25. oh my goodness this is everything i want right now. i was so sad to leave london where the weather was getting off to a perfect autumnal start, and come back to NYC where it was... 85 DEGREES yesterday! Pumpkin flavored everything and chai lattes and chunky scarves, please!

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  26. I really like Autumn and Spring the best as well...yesterday was a beautiful sunny & golden autumn day. I love days like that.

    I want to try making a pumpkin soup soon. Already had pumpkin bread yesterday, so delicious! :)

    xx

    S*

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  27. I love this time of year to, I can't wait to see your winter styling. I bet you've got some lovely coats and accessories... I have plenty more hats to show off he he. x

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  28. I love this time of year to, I can't wait to see your winter styling. I bet you've got some lovely coats and accessories... I have plenty more hats to show off he he. x

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  29. I have to agree. Autumn is the most beautiful month, esp. in Paris when the fall colors are rich enough to take your breath away. Anyway, so happy to have stumbled on this lovely blog of yours. :) Paris in Pink

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  30. I love autumn too, especially the smell of bonfires and roast chestnuts. I love the build up to Christmas after Hallowe'en (knowing that there's a fortnight off work coming up!). xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  31. oh, i love autumn too - i can't wait for the leaves to fall!

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  32. elz - thank you so much, i'm glad i helped with your home sickness :-)

    valentine - i think the recipe in my link to 'simply stardust' looks very good

    victoria - i use a canon eos 1000d. no professional training, still learning!

    gee - i have the same problem with pale skin, i think it's why i don' really like the sun

    nicolette - i know you like autumn too! can't believe those temperatures in n, hope you had a fabulous time in london... it looks like you did

    paris in pink - paris is definitely one of the best places to experience autumn, i can just imagine the colours in the tuileries gardens

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  33. I have quite a few cozy pieces waiting to be worn.. but living in a tropical climate, I need to wait a bit longer to sport those pieces. It's funny that we locals consider high 60's to low 70's "cold". ha ha. :)

    Hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend P!

    xx Love & Aloha
    p.s. I love squash!!

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  34. I like autumn if the days aren't to cold..

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  35. I just feel exactly the same way as you do. That text could have been written by me;)

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  36. Autumn always makes me slightly melancholic and I do have to admit I prefer warm weather. but the idea of pumpkin ice-cream is consoling. And the possibility to take wonderful pictures like these.

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  37. I love Autumn, I'm not a fan of coats but I like wearing chunky knits and layering up tights.

    So love your photo. I adore pumpkin...especially Japanese style in tempura or korokke! Yummy!

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  38. autumn is my favorite too! :) totally agree! pumpkin spice lattes are the best.

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  39. You put into words exactly how I feel about autumn. It's absolutely my favorite season as well! I'm really not a fan of summer, either. Autumn moves at a lovely pace, it's a very comfortable season. I like that. (:

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  40. Autumn is DEFINITELY my favourite season, it's the crunchy leaves, pink cheeks and of course my birthday! I was born in October and I am definitely suited to crunching through the leaves in my lovely boots :)

    Maria xxx

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  41. My fav season is summer, I love it hot and humid! But I must admit, I prefer the hearty menu that comes along with the cooler months. It sounds like dinner at your place is going to be divine for the next few months :)

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  42. Autumn is my favorite season as well! Even though it is still hot where I am, today is much cooler, and I have on boots...yay! I'm definitely not clinging to summer over here! Totally NOT into summer.

    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  43. I'm with you 100%. Autumn is definitely my favourite season! Cosy outfits and layering all the way :)

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  44. I'm with you - not a fan of the extreme seasons. Enjoy all the pumpkin treats - we're going into scorching summer - scared! xox

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  45. Fall is absolutely my favorite season. I just wish we saw the changing of the leaves here in Florida!

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  46. Autumn is my favourite, favourite season. I love the colours, the clothing, the crisp air... such a fab season! x

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  47. Autumn is my favorite season for sure. I love going for a morning run when its still crisp out. I like sitting outside with a glass of wine when the afternoons are warmer!

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  48. Lovely! I love fall, but I live in southern California so it's still 100 degrees. However, when it does finally cool down (or what I consider to be "cool"), I love wearing cashmere, drinking Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte, & having the chance to wear boots again. :)

    Just found your blog & love it, by the way. Consider me a new follower. :)

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  49. love automn too, cant wait till the leaves start falling down !

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  50. Halloween!! Oh and gloves and scarfs! (I do hate being cold though which is the downside of Autumn!)

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  51. Autumn is my favorite season too! I love this picture. I can't wait for warm, cozy clothes and pumpkin spice lattes :)

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  52. Ooh, pumpkin ice cream... sounds good! I love Autumn. I have trouble choosing a favorite season because they all have their own special things. I love when the leaves change, and all the Halloween stuff in shops and scary movies/ghost shows on TV. :)

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  53. I do love autumn, it might even be my favourite season (but then again thinking of Christmas and snow leaves me a little undecided)

    What I like most about autumn:

    - rainy days (finally the chance to get out my new transparent umbrella!)
    - sunny days ( + golden leaves = ♥)
    - wearing skirts and summer dresses with warm tights
    - Halloween! It’s one of my favourite holidays!

    Linda xx

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  54. Y'know I have never tried pumpkin! My friend once made pumpkin juice but it was so bitter that I couldn't stomach it! :( I think I'll try pumpkin muffins or something though.
    I definately prefer autumn, I love the colours and the clothes - I've been in jumpers and cardigans for the past few weeks now!!

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