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Monday, 10 October 2016

Here's Why You're Wrong About Autumn

Apparently, everyone loves Autumn. I'm a summer person through and through and yet here I am, surrounded by people who seem to think Autumn is the best thing since the proverbial sliced bread. Frankly I think you're all mad. I'm not usually a whinger unless you ask my boyfriend but that's different but I just cannot get on board with Autumn. Here's why:
[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.
It's dark.
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...
It's wet.
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?



  1. I'm so with you on this, I hate it when the summer is over and the dark nights and mornings set in. I'm always freezing too so hate the cold and Autumn is just the start of like 7 cold months 😢 fab post!

    1. It's the worst isn't it Tasha! I wish hibernating was allowed :( xo

  2. This made me laugh so much :') I loooove Autumn and all the lovely things but I'm so with you on dark mornings and de frosting the cars, I hate driving when you've woken up and it's still dark. Although have to disagree on Christmas, I could talk about Christmas and get excited in the heat of summer :') You should probs avoid my feed till at least January ;) ;) xx


    1. Heathen!! You and I are gonna fall out one of these days, missy ;) ♥

  3. I do feel for you. I cant stand being cold either. But I do love to be able to put the heating on & get all toasty! Thats funny about your eczema though! My eczema HATES the summer!!

    1. I'm too much my father's daughter to enjoy putting the heating on... I'm all like :O THE EXPENSE!! Haha. Weird how different people's eczema is triggered by different things isn't it. xo

    2. Haha no I do agree with you about the expense. Definitely not till October :P

  4. hahaahah i totally get your point!!!
    my counter arguments:
    colors, pumpkin pie, spaghetti squash, apple pies, apple picking, sunny chilly walks in the park and warm apple cider! since I moved to the US autumn seems so much better!!!

  5. I'm half on the fence with this; I don't have a favourite between Summer and Winter they both have their pro's and con's. I do hate all the rain at the moment though but I love Christmas! xo


  6. Ah, you definitely make sense. Here in India, even though it's not as cold, by our standards it does get cold and I hate it. I miss my long baths, air drying my hair and being able to wear light layers of cloths.

  7. I love this so much, although I am a fan of Autumn. Summer is waaaay better! xx

  8. Nooooo, I LOVE Autumn! </3 I do agree about the cold weather though, the best weather in Autumn is when it's crisp and still sunny x

  9. Here is the thing I hate the cold and the dark but and its a big but, autumn fashion is my favourite, I love pumpkin spice lattes (decaf) and the best shows are on at this time of year.

  10. I love this post. I love summer, but also love dark wintery/autumn nights where it's cosy and romantic and you can light candles. I hate the weather though and constantly having the flu.

  11. Totally feel you! I hate leaves, I have this massive tree right outside that I have to tirelessly clean EVERY day. Plus pumpkin tastes rubbish haha!

  12. Gahh I can definitely relate haha! I get bad eczema too and my hands get so dry because of it! And that it encourages me to stay inside more, probably not a good thing when it makes my eyes feel bad to go outside >< but in the dark I feel sooo much more comfortable, I can walk outside and not feel bad at all :D oh but nothing beats the feeling of spring coming! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  13. Ah I love autumn so much but can see your points. I think Christmas should come into stores after Halloween, the build up is the best part 🙈

  14. The mornings are so cold right now that I can't even deal with it!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

  15. I love fall but must say I like throwing on a T-shirt and shorts and being done. In the Fall you have to think of pants. Cardigans. Socks. Etc etc


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