Five Tips to Combat the Autumn Blues

It’s not that I dislike Autumn, it’s just that I LOVE summer! So I find Autumn a little depressing, and suffer a slight low in my mood. Nothing compared to the January blues but you get what I mean. The dark nights and dark mornings, rainy days and school days are all reminders that summer is well and truly over.

It’s not all bad though, it means that Halloween and Christmas (yes I said the C world and no I’m not going to apologise for it) is around the corner and I need to enjoy all the great things about Autumn.

This is what’s making me happy this Autumn…

1. Fist of all is my fab new glasses by Nicole Fari from Specsavers. Autumn is definitely a time of year to rethink your makeup, clothes and style. And as I wear glasses every day, it seemed the perfect way to update my everyday look. I’m a massive fan of Specsavers, where else can you can pick up a pair of quality,  prescription glasses for as little as £25? And they have so many amazing designer collaborations. Nicole Farhi is the latest collaboration launch and I chose these grey Nicole Farhi pair for a lighter, softer look. These cost £125 and were included in their buy one, get one free offer – which of course made me very happy!

2. Cosy nights on the sofa with a soft blanket and burning candles is always a big winner for me. This is probably the best thing about this time of the year, along with all the fantastic new TV programs. I love Neom, The White Company and This Works candles, they really fill the house with their uplifting and relaxing aromas. I’ve got a candle burning next to me here as I type away and it’s definitely helping to lift my mood.

3. I know, I’ve already mentioned the box but let’s face it Autumn really is one of the best time of year for watching TV! I’m currently hooked to Liar (ITV), Doctor Foster (BBC), Ray Donovan (Sky Atlantic, through NOW TV), Anne With An E (Netflix) and of course The Great British Bake-off (C4). I’m also so excited about the return of Stranger Things (Netflix) next month. If you haven’t seen season one yet, subscribe to Netflix and catch up! It’s truly amazing and a real nod to the eighties sci-fi genre made famous by Steven Spielberg.

4. When all else fails there’s really only one thing I turn to and that’s my stash of Green & Blacks in the fridge. I’ve always got a couple of bars hidden away on the top shelf (so that the little people can’t see them), so I know they’re there as and when I need a little chocolate pick-me-up. One of my favourite guilty pleasures is eating a bar of chocolate while flicking  through a beautiful cookery book. That really is my idea of the perfect night in, when Dom’s out, the kids are asleep and I have some time to myself. Obviously, it’s back to blanket, TV and candles when Dom’s home. I’m so rock and roll!!

5. One last mention has to go to TeaPigs!! I don’t normally drink tea (or coffee for that matter) but I do love a nice hot cup of Rhubarb & Ginger tea by TeaPigs at night, while snuggling under a blanket. This is a new discovery for me, usually I stick to hot Ribeana but this year it’s all about Rhubarb & Ginger tea.

So that’s it, a few things that have kept me upbeat and happy this month. New specs, gorgeous candles, great tv, chocolate (always chocolate), beautiful cookbooks and tasty tea. I think that’s all the senses covered in that little list of happiness – and no mention of Autumn leaves or conkers.

Happy Autumn xx




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  1. September 26, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    oh you cant beat green and blacks with a cup of espresso. Although I love this time of year it feel so exciting with the frosty hazy morning, , The glasses are lovely I so need to get my eyes re tested will have to check them out x

  2. September 27, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    A perfect list to combat those evenings drawing in. I love a candle and my log burning stove that we only put in last year so still feels ‘new’. I keep meaning to watch Anne with an ‘e’ but have yet to get round to it. Not so much fun watching on your own and I can’t persuade the husband to watch with me! I’ll have to binge watch one day when they’re all out and about…with a bar of chocolate and a roaring fire! Lovely. x

  3. September 28, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Oh all these Autumn inspired posts I do find it’s beautiful I am just not one for layering I still have barefeet and tshirts on and just crank the heat up. I am just not a girl that likes layer upon layer of clothing a good cozy sweater perhaps with nothing underneath maybe hahaha But you may have persuaded me about a few more things to love about it. #wrc

  4. September 28, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I find the dark mornings really hard to cope with and I have felt so tired this week! I love the sunshine but I do love autumn style and the colours of autumn. Jess xx

  5. October 1, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I hear ya!! I’m a summer lover. Like you, I quite like autumn, but not enough for it to make up for the lack of sunshine. Burning candles is one of my favourite Autumn past times too. So much so that I’ve nearly burned my entire stock already this year… tut tut xx

  6. October 1, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I’m the opposite and LOVE Autumn! You’re right – the TV is good in Sept/Oct and it’s always good to snuggle and get cosy in the evenings.

  7. October 2, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I love Autumn, but I know what you mean the change in seasons can be tricky, especially those darker mornings.
    TV is so good this time of year isn’t it? And I cannot wait for Stranger Things to be back at the end of the month x

  8. October 3, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Ooh the colours in this photo are so pretty. I love Ray Donavan. And I love the sound of those teapigs x