Embrace Autumn (because heatwaves are overrated anyway!)
It feels like the heatwave is over at last. There’s a nip in the air and awesome Autumn is here again. Check out our top 10 reasons why Autumn can be even better than Summer...
1. Be creative with the colours
One of the very best things about Autumn has to be the beautiful colours as the leaves gradually change. So, grab a camera phone and see if you can snap some photos as beautiful as these.
2. It’s cool to get active
The heat of summer might have made you feel extra sluggish. But now it’s cooling down again, it’s a great opportunity to get active in the outdoors. Whether you love to walk, run, cycle or play sports, it’s time to dust off your trainers and get back out there.
3. Savour the flavours
With the cooler evenings, it’s a great time to cook up some hearty meals for the family. Here’s a quick and easy, great value chilli con carne to try. Or, if you want something a little more fancy, we love this chorizo and chickpea stew. Tuck in!
4. New stuff on the box
We don’t mean to be mean about summer but, quite frankly, the TV can be a bit rubbish. So, roll on Autumn and the return of X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Jodie Whittaker’s long awaited debut as the new Doctor Who.
5. Get your glad rags on
Dive into your cupboards and drawers and pull out all the clothes you’ve not worn in months. And, with just a little mixing and matching, it’ll feel like you’ve got a whole new wardrobe.
6. Guilt-free nights in
And, while we’re talking about Autumn clothes, isn’t it about time you treated yourself to an evening on the sofa, wrapped up in your favourite sweater, with a really good book? Going out’s overrated anyway!
7. Catch up on your Zzzs
That crazy hot weather was making it so hard to get a good night’s sleep. And now (at last!) you can drift off in comfort once again. Sounds like the perfect excuse for an early night.
Showers are great, but nothing beats a hot soak in the tub. So light some candles, put on some soothing tunes and celebrate the cooler weather by laying back and warming your cockles with a long, lazy bath.
9. Say hello to Halloween
You’ll never find a better excuse to embrace fancy dress. So knock up some crazy costumes, cover yourself in face paint and get trick or treating. Apple bobbing, anyone?
10. A bonus hour
Ok, so it’s not until Sunday 28th October that the clocks go back, but when else can you enjoy a whole extra hour in bed on a Sunday morning? Don’t forget to pop it in your diary.