Nine things to enjoy this autumn

If I’m honest, I’m more of a summer girl than I am a fan of a I’m a firm believer that there is something in every season that you can love. Autumn might bring with it dark and shorter days but there are also cosy evenings spent around the log fire, days spent blackberry picking and the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet on a walk to enjoy. See? Even with winter drawing ever closer, there really are plenty of things about this season that you can still relish before autumn is officially over.

Here are the 9 things I’m enjoying most this autumn:

Woodland during Autumn


Call me a big kid if you want but I love fireworks. When I was younger my mum took my brother and I to watch the Milton Keynes display and it’s a tradition that I’ve carried on as I’ve got older. There’s something really nostalgic about pulling on your warmest clothes and standing huddled with family or friends as you watch an incredible display of fireworks taking place.

Log fires

I don’t have a log fire in my house but luckily my grandparents do and they’re only next door, so it’s around now that I start sneaking into their lounge every evening to laze around in front of the fire. Nothing quite beats the sound of the logs crackling, the glow from the embers and the heat that comes from the fire – central heating has nothing on a log burner.

The colours

Need I say more? Autumn is without a doubt the most colourful of the seasons – the reds, yellows and oranges light up the countryside and make the transition into colder weather far more appealing.

Cosy autumn days spent reading a book


The one good thing that comes with the darker and shorter days is that you’ve got more time to light candles at home. Perfect for making your home smell amazing, they also create the ultimate cosy vibes which I’m always a fan of.

More hot drinks

I’m a fan of a cup of tea all year round but it’s during autumn that you can truly appreciate them. There’s nothing better than getting back from a cold afternoon outside and warming up with a hot chocolate or tea. Plus, it’s around now that the shops start bringing out their autumn themed drinks and I can’t say no to something that is gingerbread flavoured…

Leafy walks

I cannot be alone in thinking that one of the best things about autumn is the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet.

Freshly clipped pony in autumn

Crisp sunny mornings

The days might be colder which I’m not entirely a fan of but I cannot deny that I do love a crisp sunny morning and no season does them better than autumn. Watching the sun break through the mist while a frost lays across the fields is breath taking, no matter how many times you see it.

Cosy clothing

I do not cope well with being cold at all, but with autumn comes a drop in temperature and it does mean that I can drag all of my cosy clothing out of storage. I’m talking wellie warmers, an endless amount of layers, a thick coat, scarf, gloves and then when you get home, a fleecy set of pyjamas with fluffy socks. Dreamy.

A freshly clipped pony

I'm sure all horse owners will relate to this one. At this time of the year the horses begin to get really fluffy and while it makes them exceptionally cuddly, it also makes riding them impossible as they get too hot. So as autumn really gets into its full swing, I have Beano fully clipped and if you ask me, that is definitely the best thing about autumn. I can get back into riding properly, and he feels all velvety.

Pin this for later:

Nine things to look forward to this autumn
An Autumn bucket list: 9 things to enjoy this autumn


I'm Shannon. Welcome to Tales from the Country, a countryside lifestyle blog for those who dream of escaping the hustle and bustle of life and about embracing all that comes from living in the British countryside.

Follow me

Want more?

Subscribe for more tales from the country

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.