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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Five Reasons Why We Love Autumn…and So Should You!

The nights are getting darker and you’re just starting to feel that slight chill in the air that hints that things are changing. The scenery changes in a blast of colour, animals get back to work and you know in your gut that autumn is here.
Autumn is a time for fun, excitement and keeping warm and we love it! Here are our top 5 reasons why you should love autumn too…
Changing Scenery
The most spectacular thing about this season is the change in colours, shifting from green, the true colour palette is revealed in a beautiful mixture of red, gold and orange hues.
What’s better than sitting beneath a canopy of falling golden leaves on a crisp, autumn morning?
Top Tip: Choose areas full of chestnut, oak and beech trees for your viewing pleasure. If you’re planning a day out with the children, get them to collect as many different ‘shades’ as possible or you could see who can match the correct leaves to the trees.
Misty Mornings
After a cold, damp autumn evening one of the greatest things to do is take a morning walk in your local country park.
The mysterious atmosphere is stunning to behold. Be prepared for an early morning though as once the sun is high enough the lovely mist will burn away. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Pumpkin Madness
Autumn is a great time to get your hands on this fantastic vegetable. Autumn is all about the pumpkin. Try your hand at making pumpkin soup, lattes, pies and waffles. Everything could use a little pumpkin!
Old or young, Halloween is a fantastic holiday for everyone. Have fun at home making costumes with the kids…I wonder how many Elsa’s we’ll see this year? And don’t forget to join in yourself, there’s always room for an Olaf or two.
Make a costume for yourself, decorate your house. Heck, maybe even your pets would like to join in.
Go trick or treating and enjoy those yummy sweets.
Top Tip: Throw a Halloween party. After you’ve finished trick or treating come back to your spooky home for a ghastly party. Add green and red food colouring to make food more terrifying and have a scary movie viewing (The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hotel Transylvania are great for kids!)
Conker games have travelled through the generations and have always been a schoolyard favourite in autumn. Whoever can collect the biggest and hardest conker shall be the autumn conker champion. On your marks, get set, go!
If conkers aren’t your thing but you do have a sweet tooth, autumn is the perfect time to forage for a variety of tasty nuts and berries like blackberries and rosehips, add them to recipes for a fresh autumn twist or just wash and eat for a tasty treat.
There’s so much more about autumn to fall in love with, it’s time for you to explore. Share your favourite autumn photos with us on Twitter @OrganicToys

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