People seem to be getting a downer about the upcoming change of season. TheBBC seem to be on a mission to make their commutes easier by making everyone else too depressed to leave the house (although some of us reckon the most depressing thing about that article is the assumption we've all had 2 weeks away on a sunny beach.) Even Greenday don't like September. Sniff. So we decided to ignore all the back to school blues and look at the upsides of Autumn...
2. Autumn is awesome because you can wear black opaque tights again and no-one can say anything. It is also the only season where you really get use out of the word 'deciduous'. Squeamish Kate
3. Autumn is my favourite season, no question. After a summer spent EasyJetting around Europe, autumn means F1's return to the Far East, and more Emirates lounge action in my life. The season begins this weekend in Monza, where despite the warmth of a late Italian summer the pink light over the parkland early in the morning speaks of crisp nights and bonfires. It's a lovely farewell to a season I get to then leave behind for trips to Singapore, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Austin, and Sao Paulo, chasing the last of the warm weather around the world till it's time to return home for Christmas. As an added bonus, we hit up some spectacular tracks in the process. Autumn is amazing. F1Kate
4. The best thing about Autumn and the reason I am getting impatient with this still sweaty weather is I get to wear jumpers again! After living in a wet and cold Glasgow for 6 years I acquired many a patterned piece. It also helped that every Easter when I returned to London, Traid would have a sale and I'd get 2 quid jumpers. Glitter, cherries and purple batwings - I can't wait! Squeamish Nicola
5. I agree with everything everyone else has said (well, apart from the bit from F1 Kate about chasing the warm weather round the globe via spectacular tracks, but only cos I'm not part of the F1 circus - it certainly sounds amazing) but there's one thing they've forgotten - the best celebrations are in Autumn. I love Halloween. Growing up as part of a strict denomination of Christianity we weren't allowed to celebrate it because it was 'devil worshipping' (a fact I repeat EVERY OCTOBER and which my friends definitely aren't at all sick of yet), so it still gets me far too excited that I'm allowed to carve pumpkins and dress up. But I've still never been trick-or-treating. Does anyone have a child I can borrow, I mean chaperone? So yes, carving pumpkins, wearing silly costumes, and making delicious things out of the pumpkin innards. I love it. And then, not even a week later, we have a celebration of fire and exploding pretty lights! Which is of course the True Meaning of bonfire night. Screw Christmas; these are my favourite festive occasions. Squeamish Louise