Autumnal cosiness

We are just into October, the sun is still shining and I am waiting for that one morning that marks the beginning of Autumn for me. The morning when there is that chill in the air as I leave home, the one that takes the breath away just a little, the one that requires a coat rather than a jacket. In a way it’s wonderful to be still waiting but at the same time there is anticipation, it could be any day now.

The move into Autumn and then Winter is all about cosiness for me; taking down the summer bunting and replacing it with sparkling fairy lights; lighting more candles; drinking hot chocolate with melting marshmallows. In my eagerness for cosy I have already washed all my scarves, throws, wraps in fact anything that will keep me warm and toastie; whether it be whilst going outside for a walk or when snuggling up on the sofa in front of the fire – for which hubby has already chopped the wood and ordered the coal.

Even the TV seems cosy with The Great British Bake Off, inspiring me to bake, with its biscuits, cakes, pastries and loaf or two. But then I will be needing the warming soups, slow cooked stews, deep filled bowls of porridge topped with stewed fruit and dry roasted seeds– all that is hearty and wholesome.

It’s one of the greatest joys of the coming seasons, that with the weather getting colder, duller, wetter it’s an opportunity to make everything warm, intimate and cosy. All I have to do now is find where I put the hot water bottle!

What will you be doing to keep yourself cosy this winter?

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