Things I miss about Autumn

Being here in the Bahama’s this year is the first time in my 26 years that I won’t be in England to experience the wonder that is autumn, or fall, for my friends my side of the pond.

I absolutely adore summer with it’s sunshine and warmer weather, hence why I’m here in the Bahamas, but there is something special about Autumn that I just can’t help but love.

So I definitely feel a pang of jealousy seeing all of the Autumn related posts on social media, especially as even autumn inspired home-ware is few and far between here, and I will miss being a part of the nice thing autumn brings.

CANDLES

Luckily they do have candles here, and some autumn inspired scents at that, but it’s a generic Yankee-esque that just isn’t fulfilling my craving for buying thousands of B&M Bargains answer to Bath and Body Works. I managed to find the last autumn candle in the shop, cinnamon pecan swirl, and this candle is the only autumn thing I have so please enjoy the thousands of photos I took of it!

COSY JUMPERS

The change in season means a change in wardrobe and it gets me so excited to go into Primark in search of the latest knitwear. Not having the weather to need jumpers is one thing, but the lack of Primark is another. I’m missing that badly already!

BLANKETS

Getting snuggled up and cosy with fluffy tartan blankets is the epitome of autumn and they also make amazing blog props. I barely have the need for pyjamas let alone blankets and the chance of finding a nice patterned number is slim to none.

SCARVES

The array of tartan scarves I had to leave behind breaks my heart as you never saw me without one in England. As you can probably already tell, there is zero need for scarves here, so yeah, I’m a little bit sad about that!

CRISP AUTUMN WALKS

The drop in temperature means that a Sunday morning walk is a special sight to behold as the low sun shines on the leaves falling freshly on the ground. The only falling off trees that we get here are coconuts and old palm tree leaves that come off in huge big strips!

BLOG PROPS

Everybody’s Insta’s are turning so autumnal and I don’t have the access to any pretty things to make my grid match and that upsets me a little bit! I’m off to Miami in October so I’m hoping that I can pick up some bits there.

PUMPKINS

I’m very grateful that there are an abundance of Starbucks here so I can get my Pumpkin Spice fix (even if it is the Frappucino version as I can’t hack a hot latte in this heat) but there’s a distinct lack of pumpkins here, except for at the expensive shop where they’re upwards of $17 (about £15) which is super steep compared to the £2 ASDA ones back home.

So autumn is going to be a bit different for me this year, and whilst I love where I am, I can’t help but feel a pang of sadness for the autumn traditions back home.

What are your favourite things about autumn/fall? I’d love to know in the comments below!

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16 Comments

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 9, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Haha winter I hate, I think its basically October i don’t mind! sunshine all day long for me! Xxx

  1. October 9, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I’m in Florida. Seasons don’t change much here either. When the leaves do change they go from green to brown/dead. Not very exciting. Eventually we’ll get a few days or a week here and there where it’s cold enough for a sweater & jacket. At least no snow in winter (I hate snow with a fiery passion).

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 10, 2017 / 2:10 am

      I hate snow too you’re very lucky haha! fall homeware and halloween in the US is amazing though!! xo

  2. October 9, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I hear you! I’m in Florida and there is no change in season, well barely! I’ve only been here two months and I’m used to the English seasons. Sad times. Although, my plan is to make the most of the warm sunshine and the positive vibes it gives off in the morning, VS the dull bleak colder mornings they’ll be having in the UK… that’s the plan anyways!

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 10, 2017 / 2:01 am

      Ooh how fabulous I’d love to chat to you more about your experience! Fall in America is cool though you get to buy cool homeware atleast! and Halloween in the US is super cool! It is definitely something that the mornings aren’t as cold as at home though thats true! xo

  3. October 10, 2017 / 1:38 am

    I’m exactly the same Sophie, I keep cranking up the air con and lighting some candles! Thankfully it’s rainy season here in Bangkok so I can almost convince myself when its evening and I can hear the rain on the windows that I’m back in England and its a lovely cosy autumn night!!! x

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 10, 2017 / 2:00 am

      Ooh wow how long are you in Bangkok? I’m glad it isn’t just me that misses it, there is definitely something special about English autumn isnt there! I do love a cosy night snuggled with a blanket!! xo

      • October 10, 2017 / 5:15 am

        I’ve been here for 3 years and will be here for at least another 3! You’re in the Bahamas? Now that must be incredible! What took you there? x

        • Sophie in Wonderland xo
          October 11, 2017 / 9:46 pm

          Wow what took you there? My boyfriend got a job at a school so we decided to go for it! xo

  4. Alys George
    October 12, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Oh my gosh that’s amazing that your in the Bahamas! I would love to be there right now instead of feeling frozen. The autumn season is pretty here but what I would give for some sunshine!

    Alys

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 12, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      I do miss autumn and it’s been cloudy here for the past few days so i cant even enjoy the sunshine haha! xox

  5. October 12, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    You might be missing Autumn, but wait till it’s snowy and gross and sludgy here, and we’ll all be super jealous of you and missing the heat.. 😍 At least you can still watch Halloween and Christmas movies out there, they’re some of my favourite parts of this season! 🙊

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 12, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      thats true haha i hatee snow!! thats very true i cant wait to watch christmas movies theyre my fave!! xox

  6. January 7, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Autumn and Spring are my favourite seasons. Its definitely a scensory things with me, the air smells different, the colours of nature in the months are so beautiful and bright. I love seeing all the buds in my garden waking up after the frost and blossoming full bloom. The fresh breeze on your and the warm glow of the sun really gets my sences alive and full of life and adventure

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      January 8, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! They’re lovely times arent they! Thanks for reading lovely xo

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