[Photo: Ivory Mix. Text added by me.]It's cold.
And when you're cold-blooded like me, that's a problem. I'm the kind of person who has the heater on in my car year-round because my feet are always freezing. I do not cope well with cold.
Dark mornings and dark evenings. I'm not sure what's to like here? I like daylight! There's nothing worse than going to work in the dark, and coming home in the dark. A girl needs her Vitamin D y'know! And that's before we even start to think about blog photos...
As if England needs an excuse for more rain! Even on those days where it looks like it might be sunny (for a few hours. Even thought it's still cold.) there are probably puddles everywhere and you'll end up with wet feet. Orrr it'll change its mind and rain anyway, and then you'll have wet feet and frizzy hair and runny make-up. Ugh.
Ice-cream ceases to be a food group.
I mean I guess you could still eat ice-cream in Autumn... But it's cold (see first point) so why would you? To make things worse, people seem to think custard is an acceptable alternative to have with puddings? Erm, no. Custard is vile.
Pumpkin spice lattes.
I drink my coffee black so this is mostly just because I feel like I'm missing out on the ol' PSL hype... But I can't stomach coffee with milk in and pumpkin spice Americano just wouldn't be the same now would it?
My eczema hates it.
To be fair my eczema hates most things but I can pretty much guarantee I'll have dry, sore, cracked hands between the end of September and about the beginning of May.
Yes, yes, alright, they're pretty when they're going red and orange on the trees, and they're pretty when they first fall off - and there's nothing quite like stepping on the perfect crunchy leaf! - but then it rains and they go all soggy and disgusting and become the kind of death-trap I can almost guarantee I'll slip on at least once before Autumn is over.
Soon I'll have to de-frost my car in the mornings.
And that's the worst! It also means icy roads and icy pavements which means slipping and falling over on a regular basis because I'm the clumsiest person ever. And it's cold. Ugh.
Sniffles & sneezes.
I rarely get "properly" ill, thankfully, because I'm terrible at being ill! But I do tend to have pretty much a constant cold throughout late Autumn and Winter. Coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose gets old pretty quickly... and it means I always have a sore nose. Sad times.
Christmas. Christmas everywhere.
Christmas shouldn't be allowed until December. Ideally until around the 15th of December. A fortnight's worth Christmas should be enough for any sane being. I really don't see why we need to drag it out for three months? Ugh.
I guess Autumn does have some redeeming features, though; Autumn candle smell the best, Halloween is pretty cool, we can light the fire, and it's a good excuse for hot chocolate - if only I hadn't given up chocolate... What do you think? Are you with me in thinking Autumn is totally over-rated, or are you an Autumn-lover?