Last year I posted my 10 Reasons to Love Autumn so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favourite season is the Autumn.
Hold Up! What about winter?
Ok ok, I do love the winter as well. Main reason for that is because of the snow. But we don’t get enough snow in the UK to warrant the winter being my favourite season.
No the UK specialises in the Autumn if you ask me.
Autumn in the UK
Here in the UK it starts feeling like Autumn around mid October when the weather cools down. Don’t be fooled by that sun, it’s shining brightly but likelihood is that it’s cold outside.
At the end of October the clocks change back which means the nights draw in and it’s dark almost before I leave the office. At the moment, I drive home and see beautiful sunsets. I only wish I could capture it on camera.
Good Hearty Food
We also do some good hearty food here in Autumn. The UK as now started with the whole pumpkin craze – a couple of years behind the USA but it’s arrived. I’ve never tried much pumpkin but the pumpkin soup I had at the Slate Museum a couple of years back was really nice.
Yes soup! Ahh one of my favourite foods for these dark days. Or stew! Stews are good. I have fond memories of eating Irish stew with Taid. And of course, we can’t forget good old lobscows.
Remember, remember the 5th of November. Always something we look forward to here is Guy Fawkes Night. It’s unique to the UK as it commemorates the capture of Guy Fawkes during the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. On the 5th of November every year UK skies are filled with fireworks and smell of bonfires burning.
I haven’t been to a fireworks display in ages! We didn’t go last year as MissMostyn was too small and it was too cold. If everything is ok this year, we might just make it to the display at Beaumaris Castle.
As a child I used to go to the bonfire held by our neighbours. Happy memories of jacket potatoes in silver foil being cooked on the bonfire. Ahh good times!
What is your favourite season? Have you got any happy memories of Autumn?