10 reasons I’m happy autumn is on its way

According to the meteorological seasons, it is now officially autumn.

And even if you go by the astronomical year, then autumn is nearly here, as according to this way of doing things it starts on the 22nd September.

Either way, I’m pretty happy!

While I like summer, with the long days and, in theory, warm weather I’ve realised over the years that I actually prefer the other seasons.  And I do have quite a soft spot for autumn in particular.

Here are my top ten reasons why I’m happy that autumn is on its way:

10 reasons I'm happy autumn is on its way

All the layers.

Jumpers, cardies, hats, scarves, gloves, thick slipper socks, blankets.  I just love the cosiness of it all!


I don’t do well in the heat.

The warm weather is enjoyable to a point and then it’s just too much for me.  I don’t like feeling hot and sweaty.  I don’t like worrying that I’ll burn, or worse, that the children will burn if we’re out in the heat too long.  After a while I just start to long for cooler days, sorry!


The chance for a lie-in.  Maybe.

Nerys is waking up at about ten past six most days at the moment.  And will shout for me after opening the curtains and seeing that it’s light outside.

So I’m really hoping that once the sun starts rising a little later I’ll get to stay in bed a little longer!


All change.

I love watching the world change with the seasons.  After a few months of gorgeous greenery everywhere, I love seeing all the oranges, reds and browns start to appear as we creep towards autumn.


A new year.

The start of autumn also feels like a chance for a fresh start, which must be because it’s linked in my mind to a new school year.

It’s a time for getting organised, clearing out, and making plans for the last few months of the year.


Ho cho.

I had my first mug of the season last night, while curled up in bed, and it was glorious!  Honestly, on a cold evening can you really beat a steaming mug of hot chocolate?!

reasons happy Autumn

Bright, cold, crisp, sunny days.

While I don’t love the boiling hot sunny days of summer, I do absolutely love sunshine.  I just prefer it in the colder months when it results in beautiful bright, crisp days.


Rainy days.

I know some people get a bit down when it rains.  But something about it is soothing to me.

There’s a cosiness to being in the house with the rain pouring down outside, or even to being out in it with the sound of the raindrops hitting your umbrella.

And now I have kids I can embrace the fun of rain again, digging out my wellies and sploshing in puddles!


Take it slow.

Cooking that is.  I’ve not really used our slow cooker in a while, and I’m really looking forward to getting it going again when the evenings get colder.  Autumn and winter nights are perfect for a carrot and lentil soup, or a sausage casserole, and using the slow cooker is such a great way to make them, filling the house with their gorgeous smells all day.


Time to celebrate! 

The summer is a big season for birthdays in my family, but autumn and winter bring with them some lovely occasions to celebrate.  My husband’s birthday, bonfire night, our anniversary, and Christmas amongst others.

So don’t tell me there’s nothing to look forward to at the end of summer!


How about you?  Are you happy that autumn is on its way, or are you sad to see the long summer days come to an end?


Mr and Mrs T Plus Three
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  1. 02/09/2016 / 10:02 am

    Ahhh this made me feel all cosy inside. I needed this post! Now excited for the chillier, snugglier times ahead #thelist

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:03 am

      Yay, glad I made you feel all cosy! x

  2. 02/09/2016 / 5:36 pm

    Ooh yay I like hiding under big jumpers and all the colours of autumn. Lovely shot of your hands with the mug by the way 🙂

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:02 am

      Thank you, it’s one I took a while ago as part of a project to get in a photo every day for a month! x

  3. 02/09/2016 / 8:17 pm

    Agree 100%! Particularly on looking forward to cooler days. I hate being hot and definitely prefer crisp, sunny days. I have to expose too much skin in summer clothes, so definitely prefer my autumnal wardrobe! #TheList

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 8:59 am

      Glad it’s not just me that prefers the cooler days! x

  4. 02/09/2016 / 8:58 pm

    I love autumn and nod in agreement to all your points.. Nothing beats cosy feeling whether that be in the hot chocolate or woolies I love it X #thelist

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 8:59 am

      You can’t beat that cosiness can you! x

  5. 03/09/2016 / 8:55 am

    I love Autumn too – it’s my favourite season 🙂 #thelist

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:02 am

      There’s just so much to love about it isn’t there! x

  6. Mammy
    03/09/2016 / 3:29 pm

    I know autumn is coming when I have the school teacher dream where I can’t find my classroom, my lesson plans or the pupils. Sure enough, that’s what I dreamt last night!

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:01 am

      That’s so funny that you still have that dream now! x

  7. 03/09/2016 / 10:26 pm

    When you put it like that, I suppose Autumn is quite nice ☺️ It’s just the start of the school year (and therefore me back to work) that’s the rubbish bit #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:01 am

      Ah ok, I can understand feeling a bit less fond of autumn in that case! x

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 9:00 am

      You know, I’ve never actually had one! Think a trip to Starbucks might be in order this autumn to see what all the hype is about! x

  8. 04/09/2016 / 7:49 am

    I love Autumn too and have a similar post all lined up (don’t think I’m a copy cat ha ha) I love Autumn; the fashion, the colours and the cosiness!! xx #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life
      04/09/2016 / 8:58 am

      Haha, I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person to write a post like this! Autumn is all about the cosiness isn’t it! x

  9. 04/09/2016 / 2:28 pm

    Ahhh, there is just something about fall, isn’t there. I LOVE it!! And hot chocolate?! Sign me up-LOVE the stuff (:
    Last fall, we went driving through the mountains just as the leaves were in their peak, oh my it was so beautiful! I hope we get to go again this year. Thanks for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

  10. 04/09/2016 / 4:16 pm

    Autumn is my favourite month. I am the same with the heat, after a while I find it unbearable! I love being able to look out of my window all wrapped up and cosy and just watch the world go by #kcacols

  11. 04/09/2016 / 8:04 pm

    I have loved being on mat leave this summer. It’s been wonderful to have such consistent warm sunny days – we’ve been out and about to the park most days. BUT I do have a special place in my heart for autumn, a crisp sunny autumn day with all the lovely colours, just beautiful! #kcacols

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2016 / 5:51 pm

      There is just something special about autumn isn’t there! x

  12. 04/09/2016 / 10:15 pm

    Yes to all of this! I love Autumn, it’s time for conker hunting, mugs of hot chocolate, layers and jumping in piles of leaves. #kcacols

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2016 / 5:50 pm

      Conker-hunting, yes! My son is so excited about that! x

  13. 04/09/2016 / 10:16 pm

    I am SO with you on that one! I’m not a summer person at all, despite being a July baby… give me cooler weather, falling leaves and getting cosy any day of the week! #KCACOLS

  14. 05/09/2016 / 12:03 am

    However much I love the sun (sun worshiper right here!) I do have to admit that I also love Autumn, I love the layers and comfy clothes, I also love that it isn’t too cold but it isn’t warm enough to go out in a tshirt. I can’t wait 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2016 / 5:49 pm

      Haha, love that you’re a sun-lover but still love all the cosiness of autumn too! x

  15. 05/09/2016 / 3:04 pm

    100% agree! I love the summer but Autumn and Winter bring with it it’s own beauty. Like you I love to see the changing season and the leaves dropping off the trees. I’m so excited for Halloween, Bon Fire night and most of all Christmas! I’m thinking about investing in a slow cooker, I think I just might now just so I can make filling heart food over the colder months x #TheList

    • This glorious life
      10/09/2016 / 5:48 pm

      You really should get a slow cooker, they’re amazing! x

  16. 05/09/2016 / 8:51 pm

    My husband would completely agree with you – he loves the cosiness and hates the heat. I don’t mind autumn but I wish it was just a little less wet! Thanks so much for linking with #KCACOLS. We hope you come back again next week 🙂

  17. 05/09/2016 / 9:15 pm

    I love Autumn – 100% the best of the seasons ! Lovely clothes , the gorgeous trees, walks in the park..so long summer !! #kcacols

  18. 07/09/2016 / 10:29 pm

    I love the colours of Autumn, they are so pretty. Also those few weeks where it is not boiling hot but not freezing either, great time for long walks.

  19. 09/09/2016 / 4:51 pm

    Love the hot comfort food and bonfire night! Bright crisp days are also fab! #KCACOLS

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