Autumn. It was so exciting to go back to school in the autumn when I was a child. It was the time we got a new teacher and, four times in my school career, it was the time when I started at a new school. For three of those I had a new school uniform and then there was the bliss of Sixth Form College and no uniform at all.
There were seasonal games, especially conkers. Leaf kicking was pretty good too. Seasonal activities included the auditions and first rehearsals for the school play. And as the term wore on we started to learn new carols for the end of term carol service.
Foods changed too. Stews were the order of the day and Mother would be well into jam and chutney making. The house smelt wonderful.
As I get older I worry a little about fuel bills but I love wrapping myself in blankets and throw in my armchair. I rather like my thick winter tights and cosy jumpers too. Christmas is to be planned for and delightful meals with friends anticipated.