I felt it in the air this Monday.
The first autumn chill.
You know the kind – it sort of tickles your hands but isn’t cold enough to warrant gloves. It came so suddenly this year in Scotland; I think because we had such a horrid summer – basically two months of waiting, and waiting, and waiting for summer to come – so we’ve been taken quite aback by the shorter days, and the drop in temperature. And suddenly it’s September, and we haven’t had a summer at all. But I honestly don’t mind because, as everyone known, autumn is a brilliant season and second only to winter (which is obviously the best because, Christmas).
Instantly, I knew I had to bake something with pumpkin.
This is what I love about autumn:
The colour orange slowly tainting the landscape, and the leaves all falling off the trees. Hot whiskeys on a cold night. That crisp, fresh breeze that means you can wrap a long, oversized check scarf three times around your head. Spiced lattes with piece of chocolate after lunch. Lazy Sunday morning tucked in bed, listening to the rain, the cat curled against my stomach. Piping hot porridge for breakfast. Plaid dresses and plaid shirts and plaid scarves. All my favourite series coming back on TV. Drinking chai tea like it’s my job. Fairy lights and scented candles. Mali sitting in my lap when I meditate in the morning. Knitted jumpers. Saturday baking afternoons, and the smell of vanilla and warm cookies in the house. The way the sunset light falls on the Edinburgh skyline.
Oh and you know another thing I love? Competitions! VegFest is coming to Glasgow on Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 December and I’m giving away two tickets worth £20. Scroll down to find out the details!
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Love and cookies,
Disclaimer: this post is NOT sponsored by VegFest Scotland, they have simply decided to kindly give away two tickets to my lucky readers. Grab ’em while you can!