Friday, 24 October 2014

autumn: what's not to love?

autumn well and truly has us here in the uk in its grasp now, and all i've seen these last couple of weeks is an abundance of blog posts celebrating its return. i'm adamant that i can't be the only brit alive that hates autumn/winter, so i thought i'd pop by today to share a few of my autumn related gripes in the hopes that someone, somewhere may feel the same way!

dark mornings
isn't getting up on a morning hard enough without then feeling like you're waking up in the middle of the night?

dark evenings
as soon as the sun goes down i go into chill out mode, meaning pyjamas go on and a cup of tea is made ready for me to snuggle up in bed to chill out watching a tv series or reading blogs, but when the sun's well and truly gone by 5pm you really can't be affording to sack the rest of day off like you'd desire to.

struggling to maintain a reasonable temperature
dressing for autumn is the worst. as the temperature drops, of course you want to pull out all of your knitwear to keep snug outside, but you'd better then believe that entering any heated building is gonna be like entering the fiery pits of hell. 

defrosting your car
obviously it's only applicable to those who own cars, but come on, does anybody like defrosting their car? of course not, and autumn so kindly* brings the frost and the need to defrost cars with it. 

*not kind at all, fuck you autumn.

a deceptive sun
just to rub the change in seasons in your face, of course the sun will be shining coldly while you stand defrosting your car. do not trust the autumn sun, it tells nothing but lies. 

soggy, leaf trodden paths
ah yes, the age old idea that with autumn comes the falling of crispy leaves that we can all frolic around in happily, however if you're a brit, you'll know that the reality is more likely to be soggy, trodden leaves filling the streets that ruin your shoes and get dragged into your house for you to clean up later. not so lovely after all. 

it's funny to read through my list of gripes and know that some of them were listed in others' blog posts as things they love, because i cannot for the life of me work out why anybody would enjoy any of them! if you're also more of a spring/summer baby and are mourning the loss of summer, please do share some of your own autumn/winter gripes below – i'd love to read them!


  1. This post really made me smile! I am one who adores autumn/winter but I really loved reading your list! It's better than people have different opinions on seasons- makes the world more interesting!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!

  2. I love this post even though I'm one of the persons with a post about them loving autumn, it just brightened my day. And believe you me, I still feel you: the days getting shorter means you have to work in the dark when it feels like you should just snuggle up and relax. Who invented that bullshit?

  3. I love autumn and autumnal posts. X