Yesterday, I started talking about how much I love fall by telling you all about the traditions I look forward to every year. But if I’m being honest, there’s a lot more I love fall for than that!
It’s so much cooler than summer.
I’m not a hot weather person. I never have been, and I probably never will be. The jacket-temperature days and cool nights we tend to get around here are my absolute favourite, and every year I can’t wait for October just for the temperature!
Plus, it’s better for the consoles, which was a big problem in our surprisingly toasty basement apartment.
All my cozy blankets come out.
Those of you familiar with my Instagram account will know that blankets are an absolute staple for me. I love bringing them out with the cooler weather because if I can find a way to nest on the couch, I’m going to!
The world’s colours change.
I’m lucky enough to live in a climate that when it cools off, we get all those gorgeous reds and oranges people tend to associate with fall on the trees. Normally I’m not a red or orange person, but I can’t help loving the warmth and how it contrasts with the temperature.
It’s time for pumpkins!
I kind of started talking about this yesterday, but any time I can get pumpkin into my life, I am a happy camper. And of course, between trips to the patch and flavoured coffee, there’s no shortage of that in fall.
It’s my favourite season for baking.
There’s just something about fall baking that’s so much more delicious than any other season, at least to me. I love finding new recipes, usually centred around pumpkin or fudge (or sometimes both), and testing them out on family and friends this time of year.
And on that note…
It signals the start of our themed D&D games.
Most of the year, we tend to run standard campaigns and get through as much as we can. But in fall, that’s when we start doing themed games—starting with Halloween and sometimes running to Christmas!
I’m really excited to see what we do this year; last time was a Walking Dead situation in a mall that ended in a very literal blaze of glory.
It also means a lot of family gatherings.
Though our family get-togethers will be a little different this year because of the pandemic (we’re starting to go back to lockdown around here), it’s still a high note for me and a big reason why I love fall. I never need a reason to see family, but I’ll always take one!
It usually means new games and big updates are coming.
It’s only smart for companies to release their new games and big updates around the end of the year, especially with the Christmas season coming. And even though I don’t usually end up buying many up them until they go on sale, I still look forward to all the new things and seeing what people think of them.
It also means good movies are coming.
One thing that always blows my mind is that my birthday, which is in December, is technically in fall. And for years and years, I was always excited for my birthday specifically because it meant about a week later I’d get to see a movie I’d been waiting for!
And I mean, we’re talking all the years of Harry Potter movies, The Hobbit, you name it.
And last but not least, it marks the start of good sales.
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a little bit on the cheap side. I don’t mean the kind of person who goes out and lowballs on online markets, because I don’t think I’ve ever done that, but if I can find something big like a new TV on sale, I’m going to do it!
I’m excited to watch for things like Prime Day and Cyber Monday just to see if I can’t find some things I know we need.
What’s your favourite season? What do you love about it?