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Schools are back in session next week, summer is almost done and the last bank holiday until Christmas has just passed us by… I think it’s safe to say that 2018 has flown!

Even though we have to wait a good 4 months before our next 3-day weekend, there is still so much to look forward to! Autumn and winter are arguably the best 2 seasons out of the year – yes, there’s snow and torrential rain, but look past the bitter coldness and see the beauty of Halloween, fireworks at Bonfire Night, Christmas markets, Christmas lights… there is SO much more to do in Autumn/Winter than Spring/Summer!

Here are just a few more reasons why you should love the colder months, and why you shouldn’t worry about waiting 4 months until our next bank holiday!

1. Halloween

The first official day in the calendar that marks the beginning of a great season, in my book. There’s something about Halloween in the air that just sets you up for the coming winter months!

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2. Cosying up by the fire

Snuggling up to the fire, the room illuminated with warm orange hues, a mug of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows bobbing on the surface, while wrapped up in a warm blanket – there is nothing better on a cold autumn day!

3. Roast Dinners

BBQ season – we’re over you. Time to welcome home roast dinners with ALL the trimmings and rejoice in the official relaunch of roast meat, veg, Yorkshire puddings and gravy! Who doesn’t love a good roast?

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4. The Moon

Definitely up there with the best things about the backend of every year – the moon around the time of the Autumn Equinox.

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5. Fireworks

Bonfire night! Need I say more? Honestly, Bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year. All the fun activities, bobbing apples, sparklers, fireworks, family bonfires and bonfires at your local park! I don’t think I’ve ever been in a bad mood on November 5th… I think it’s impossible.

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6. Cuffing Season

According to Urban Dictionary, Cuffing Season takes place during the autumn and winter months. Although you‘d be forgiven for thinking this has something 50-shades-esque to do with it, it actually refers to being “tied down” in a relationship. Apparently, singletons find themselves to be lonelier in the colder months and are seeking relationships to help keep warm.

If Autumn/Winter bags you a boyfriend/girlfriend… I don’t see how you could possibly hate the most wonderful time of year?!

7. Candles

Evenings becoming longer can be seen as a negative – but along with many things in life, every negative attracts a positive! And what’s more of a positive than creating a beautiful ambience with candles… everywhere?

Sure, you get home from work at 6 pm, it’s dark, it’s cold and you just want to crawl into bed and finish the day there and then – but stop yourself! Think… you could run a nice hot bath, light some candles and relax your body and mind.

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8. Christmas

I don’t feel as though I need to say much on this topic – we will touch on this a lot more later… so keep updated by signing up to our newsletter for updates on AO Home throughout the coming seasons!

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