I can't believe we're in the last part of the year, can someone tell me where 2017 went because I don't have a clue. The big season change is upon us and the shops are already full of Xmas gifts and stocking fillers. I love Christmas as much as the next girl but steady on... it's only October! Now with Autumn officially here and only being a week away from the clocks changing and those dark 5pms it's time I start remembering why I love this time of year so much and why certain things take me straight back to Autumn.
NORAH JONES SUNRISE// yes yes this girl loves a bit of Norah Jones from time to time. Especially when it's this song. It just takes me back to Sunday lunches throughout my life. I hope I'm not alone in saying there are some songs/artists that remind you of a Sunday afternoon. I know when I was younger it was the albums my mum played while we cleaned the house, cooked dinner and had friends and family over. This was and still is one of them. I've even roped A into playing it and having a little dance in the kitchen.
CRISP AIR// although it has been stupidly muggy throughout September there has been the start of a change in the air. For me there is nothing better than a sunny day but with a really cool, crisp air. To be bundled up but still in good (re: dry) weather is a bonus on Dartmoor. For me this year, it's about being able to take Edie out on those perfect autumn walks.
RED WINE// a glass of 2 of the familiar and welcoming red always makes an appearance in the winter months. It's like a hug from a friend you haven't seen in a while. They spend their summers somewhere else but always come back from the end of September and into the new year.
NIGELLA LAWSON// cookery programmes like this sum up autumn and the Christmas build up to me. A teases me for all the cookery programs I watch (never when I cook though). Nigella is coming back and Nigel Slater has released a Christmas cookbook; all is right with the world.
SUNDAYS// Sundays feel so much more important in the colder months. Maybe it's because we all want to make the most out of the daylight, the fact that that roast dinner tastes even better and that it's completely justifiable to be in pjs by 4 o'clock. Whatever it is Sundays for me are better in autumn and winter (pre Xmas).