Written by Holly Marshall, MICE Account Executive
It is official and a fact that is no longer avoidable, summer is over. The days of rooftop bars, jetting off to more tropical destinations, festivals, and 10pm sunsets are finished for another year. But of course as we wave goodbye to summer, we now have the excitement of saying hello to autumn!
Although as an Australian I am conditioned to love summer and it will always be my favourite season, I’ve got quite a soft spot for autumn and I’m going to tell you why!
The first of course, is the fact that the leaves fall off the trees and make an extremely satisfying crunching noise as you run through them. Before you assume, yes, I am actually a 4 year old at heart who will always run through the leaves. Getting anywhere takes at least 5 minutes longer just in case I walk past a pile of leaves. If you’re similarly interested in this satisfying activity, I would highly recommend getting yourself to Hampstead Heath for some leaf crunching fun or even the conker championships held on the 4th October. Who even knew that was a thing?!
Next is the influx of pumpkins, ready for carving! I’m a big fan of running off and trying to make my boyfriend remove all of the disgusting gunk inside the pumpkin. But I’m definitely all about the carving! Obviously when my grade 8 art teacher failed me she hadn’t recognized that I make a mean scary faced pumpkin!
Don’t think that I’ve forgotten the fact that those roof terraces have now been swapped for cosy fire places in pubs! The board games come out, friends soon become enemies as someone flips the monopoly board because the banker was cheating. But other than that, sitting by a fire generally in an oversized chair with a pint in hand is really oddly satisfying, who needs rooftop bars anyway?!
Finally, I give you… remember, remember the fifth of November! Its firework night! You’ve got to admit, as soon as those crazy fireworks come out, you too are 4 again! Last year I even saw a smiley face firework?! It was pretty revolutionary in the world of fireworks if I may say so myself.
This blog wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t add in a travel reference so I give you, the five best places to visit in autumn….
- Kyoto, Japan
- Quebec, Canada
- Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Bergen, Norway
- Vermont, America
On that note, I’m off to run through some leaves, carve a pumpkin, sit by a fire and buy some fireworks!