When did it get to October?! It was June like two days ago! I was getting really excited about America and Summer and sunshine and…and now it’s October, and it’s back to hard work and uni and singing and fresher’s flu…
Don’t get me started on fresher’s flu. I’ve been ill for over a week. It was in my throat, then my nose, then all over, and it’s now having a last-ditch assault in my chest before heading on out the door.
As you can tell, flu is one of my least favourite things about October.
But October is still one of my favourite times of year. Here’s why…
Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of year! For many, many reasons. Although the Autumn technically begins in September, it doesn’t really feel like it’s here until October. That wee interim period between Summer and Autumn is an awkward one, but it opens out into a spectacular season of change, revealing a colour palette Mother Nature reserves just for this time of year.
Fashion is a weakness of mine. Paired with make up, it’s probably the main reason I’m a spectacularly skint student. Maybe food is in contention for that title, I’m an absolute fat git. Summer in Scotland is a funny one. It’s warm, but not warm enough to not have something to cover your shoulders, but too warm for you not to be boiled alive the second you do cover your shoulders. Pain in the bum.
But Autumn is the time of year for layers. Winter you just wear massive jackets and you’re done, but in autumn you can play with cardigans and scarves and shawls and wraps. The list is endless. I really love the wrap above from Amazon, you could coorie doon away from the cold and not reappear until Spring.
Leading in from the previous point, Autumn is the time for Knitwear. It’s so comfy and cosy and soft and…need I say more people? Get the Knitwear out the cupboard!
Would October be October without Hallowe’en? Answer…no. Absolutely not! I really struggle to decide between Christmas and Hallowe’en as my favourite holiday of the year (it’s probably Christmas, but just because it lasts longer and I’m a greedy git!). I do love all the dressing up and sweets and partying around Hallowe’en, and revel in the mystic of Samhain, when the veil between this world and the next is at its weakest, and spirits can come and wander as they please.
5. Hocus Pocus
One of my favourite movies of all time, I save Hocus Pocus for this time of year, just to keep the excitement built up all year, and add another touch of fabulousness to the Hallowe’en period. Winifred Sanderson is just wonderfully wicked, and is sass goals. Who doesn’t love to just sass the bejeezus out of people?
And are you honestly trying to tell me this isn’t the best version of “I Put A Spell On You” you’ve ever heard?
So there’s my favourite things about October. What are yours? Do you love Hallowe’en as much as I do?