To me, autumn means:
1. Getting to wear my excessive collection of novelty/strange knitwear (hello Owl Jumper!).
2. Excellent opportunities for nature-based photography.
3. Lots of stews, preferably with coriander dumplings.
4. An unquashable compulsion to make things out of wool. I've gone a bit pompom mad after spotting this gorgeous garland:
|[image from tea pea]|
Until I've made enough pompoms for a suitably impressive garland, I'm going to keep them in one of my new jars. Although, I think I really need a deer head to set them off properly (not a real one obviously. Eurgh.)
5. Upping my hot chocolate consumption to a practically death-defying quantities*. Except today, when I decided to switch things up and mull some cider.
|Mulled cider in a teacup. Because early-afternoon drinking goes from "problem" to "classy" the minute one involves a saucer, doncha know.|
The only thing I don't like about autumn is the ever-earlier-encroaching darkness. Gloom isn't cheering for anyone (except maybe goths?), so I was thrilled when DotComGiftShop sent me one of these beautiful antique baubles to brighten up my
This bauble is more than your average decoration, because:
1. It's absolutely huge (15cm diameter - like a sparkly, festive melon).
2. It's filled with fairy lights. So, when you turn it on, it looks like a cluster of fireflies having a party inside an antique silver disco ball. There's no way that could be anything but cheering!
|It's also excellent at illuminating the face of That Other Bloke From Queen |
on the front of record sleeves.
I have to say, though, it looks rather lonely on its own. There's only one thing for it - I'm going to have to buy it some little friends.
*Did you know humans can die from Theobromine poisoning after eating one kilo of chocolate? Amateurs! And who says I don't live on the edge?!