Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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10 Things I Love About Autumn

Leicester, UK

We all know Autumn has well and truly arrived when Starbucks announcing their re-release of their pumpkin lattes, the leaves falling to the ground and the days start becoming shorter. 
Like probably every blogger possible Autumn/Winter is their favourite time of the year for all sorts of reasons and recent Twitter chat topics, YouTube videos and seeing the first Christmas song on TV (I almost feel permission to get my Christmas playlist ready!) has got me thinking long and hard about the colder months. Who doesn't love Autumn so I thought I would share with you the 10 Things I Love About Autumn..

Autumn Drinks.
As soon as Costa and Starbucks release their drinks for the Autumn/Winter season along with their themed cups of choice we all run to the nearest store and then Instagram the shit out of them! If your not then your doing it alllllll wrong.  We're just waiting for that individual on Twitter to inform everybody of the release of the drinks before we make our first purchase! 

Autumn drinks are always the best thing to help make you feel cosy so wave goodbye to cold beverages for the next couple of weeks and say hello to all of the caffeine! (we need it for those dark mornings before work).

During the colder months I like to pitch candles throughout my house, more so now I have room for them around my own house. I love the scents of pumpkin, gingerbread and co to fill my house! You also need enough to last you! 

Autumn Clothing
scarves, hats, big knits, jumpers, boots, gloves OH i feel snuggly and warm just thinking about it. I also enjoy the opportunity to layer up and the super cosy tights from Primark are an absolute dream and bargain if you want to wear a dress or skirt in the colder months. (I'm already planning to stock up a few new pairs in the upcoming weeks!)

The Leaves Changing Colour
There's just something really calming in seeing the leaves change colour and the vibrant colours of reds, browns and oranges.. the mix of my favourite colours. Plus I have an excitement of a child when I see conkers amongst the crunchy leaves.

Movie Nights
There's no better excuse to be unsociable than when the colder months are here and you can get all snuggled up in a big blanket with your favourite person, a hot chocolate (or wine whatever you fancy) and one of your favourite films.. (in November it's perfectly acceptable to starting playing the Christmas films!) 

Bonfire Night
The smell of bonfire is so warming and comforting don't you think? I enjoy getting wrapped up with my friends or boyfriend and a beer watching fireworks shoot into the skies above in all colours and sizes. Every year I always ensure to go to a display and get all snuggled up in my hat and coats, it starts to feel a lot chiller and like Winter is just around the corner. 

Long Walks.
There's something really refreshing about waking up or spending your afternoon taking some time out to go out for a long walk in the fresh autumn air. It gives you perfect time to stick on your current favourite songs or just take some time out for yourself after a tough week at work (we all know we need it sometimes without running to the next bottle of wine every evening!)

We all know as bloggers that Primark manage to get their pyjama department for the Autumn/Winter months on point. I love purchasing my next set or onesie, I definitely need a new onesie in the collection this year. 

Halloween is the perfect excuse for me to have my horror movie marathons and get dressed up. It's just one of my favourite holidays in the year for so many reasons and even better now me and my boyfriend both enjoy the holiday so we like to decorate the house and do something to celebrate!

I can't wait to reuse a lot of the decorations from last year as well as finding some new gems to bring my house to life during October. I can't wait for October 1st so I can start decorating the house! 

and probably the most important and best thing about Autumn..

Christmas films, Christmas music, decorations, gingerbread and cinnamon smells, present wrapping and giving, mulled wine, Christmas parties, the Christmas markets, bucks fizz, the great Christmas dinner, board games, family and friends time.. AHHH i'm so excited just thinking about it!

I really hope you enjoyed this as much as I did writing this post, it's one of my most enjoyable I have written for a while, leave your little favourite snippets of Autumn!


  1. I love this post, Autumn is one of my favourite seasons because of all these fun things :)

    Yasmine xx http://daristo-chic.blogspot.com.mt/

  2. Ah I love all these things! Finally feel like it's getting Autumnal with October round the corner. I'm also breaking out all the candles, I really need to do a candle haul! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. Yeah definitely, September went SO quickly it's like i've blinked and it's ended. Yeah you do, I brought a pumpkin spiced one and a gingerbread one yesterday and they smell amazing!

      Emmie x

  3. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, I love it when the leaves change colour, it's pumpkin everything and it's time to wack out the cozy jumpers and fluffy socks!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

    1. Me too, the leaves changing colour are my fave! I found the most beautiful couple of red leaves yesterday on my way to teaching and had to use them for inspiration!


      Emmie xx

  4. Lovely post! I'm so so excited for Autumn and I don't care if that makes me basic :P

    Sarah's Chapter

    1. Ekkkk! :D it's ok to be excited for Autumn, it's one of those months you can go wild and enjoy it without feeling like your a crazy person!

      Emmie x

  5. I absolutely adore Autumn, it makes me so happy! The weather is more my thing, my birthday is in September, I love the delicious seasonal foods, and the crunch of leaves under my feet!

    1. Ohh yes! Hope you've had a wonderful birthday (if it's passed already!)

      Emmie x

  6. I love Autumn too! Especially going round to my parent's house and taking the dog on a long walk and watching her play with leaves. Incredibly sweet!


    1. Oh sounds lovely, I wish we had our family dog to do that with now :(. x

  7. Excellent blog post! I absolutely love Autumn blog posts and really love Autumn so much for all the same reasons mentioned above to be honest, you pretty much covered just about everything that is fantastic about Autumn that I don't think I could top it. Haha! I really can't wait to be able to go shopping for new pj's, onesie's and so much more on my ever growing wish list for Autumn.
    Really really enjoyed reading your blog so much, it has put me in a much more better and exiting mood about Autumn even more.
    Love it! <3

  8. YAAAAAS. Everything about this post was me all over! I love autumn so much omg haha x


  9. Autumn is my favourite season, because nothing beats a cold night wrapped up in-front of the fire with my pjs on and a good book (that and it's closer to Christmas) x


  10. I love this post so much :) I bloomin love Autumn for so many of these reasons.
    NGL I've already had my first bonfire latte from Costa and it was delicious. And I've already been prowling Primark for cosy jumpers and fuzzy socks and now I just need it to get a little colder haha. Can't wait to get some new jim-jams.
    I've also been able to pick up my knitting again! I always find it impossible to knit when it's warm outside and now I'm busy knitting the longest scarf ever.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

  11. I love autumn so much aswell, my absolute favourite season! Warm drinks, cosy evenings, fairy lights, ugh it is all so dreamy! Loved this xx

    1. It really is the best season, not so much a fan of Winter though I always find it extremely hard on my mental health and I can never enjoy it. I'd be happy to have three seasons a year :) x

  12. Bonfire night is seriously one of my favourite days of the year! I love going for long walks and stepping on the crunchy leaves in Autumn! Love this post x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. OH SNAP! Even though our family dog passed away this weekend we're looking forward to taking my parents to a Bonfire display for the first time in around 7 years. Glad you enjoyed this post Lucy :) xx


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