I'm not moaning though, I love Autumn, the Summer can become unbearable for me, particularly being hundreds of miles away from the coast. I don't know why I complain, we only had 2 days of Summer this year.
Autumn to me is a time to eat the fruits of our harvest (the vegetable patch at the bottom of the garden) and bake pies. Nothing reminds me of Autumn more than the smell of a hot pecan pie straight out of the oven, a big dollop of clotted cream on the side and a cup of tea to wash it all down with.
As the nights are starting to get longer there are more and more excuses to cosy up, create a little ambiance and light a few candles. Last winter I decided to customise a few of my own.
It couldn't be quicker or more simple. All you need is some candles, a glue gun (bought cheaply from any craft store) and the decoration of your choice. Last year I used dried chilies, cinnamon and my own family tartan.
This year I might try decorating some candles with dried orange slices or acorns. What are you going to go for?
Top Tip: Once large candles have burnt away a little, place a tealight in the centre and light that. It saves the lovely large candle from burning away.
Until next time....