5 things that make Autumn the most inspiring season of the year September 25, 2016 06:00
I love Autumn, it's the best season of the year. Here's why it's my favourite
1 London gets gross in the heat
Wonderful London does get a bit scratchy and sweaty by the end of August. By mid September, I'm totally ready for the refreshing cooler weather, the crisp light, and an end to being roasted alive on public transport. Going in to Central London is suddenly a treat again
2 The colours
What more can I say. Bright beautiful oranges, yellows, rich tans. Conkers, berries, blue skies. Every year I fall for it all over again.
3 New season's collections arrive
Each year lots of tweed and textured fabrics come back in Autumn and shops roll out the chiffon, cord and leather in deep rich colours. I've whipped out my sewing machine and overlocker and am bursting with ideas for stuff to make!
Oh yeah, big fat chunky knits! Show me what you're knitting - and if you don't know how to knit, now is the time to learn!
5 The best festivals are in Autumn
Nothing beats dressing up for Halloween or smokey Bonfire Night parties. I'm already decorating the house in my head and this year I want to carve the ULTIMATE PUMPKIN!
5.5 New School Term (because for some of us it just means worse traffic..)
The new term feels like a fresh start even if you haven't been in school for decades! New stationery and new stuff to learn, without the hideous uniform. And for some it's a chance to get on top of things after Summer with the kids!
So let's get out there and take inspiration from this year's lovely, mild and beautiful Autumn! What's inspiring you this year?