Instead of moaning that the days are getting shorter and that the temperatures are dropping (but were they that high this summer?), why not going with the flow and take the time to see how beautiful is the UK in autumn? If you have to work early, you might be lucky to see some great sunsets, especially if your office is high up a building. Take a walk through the park if possible on the way back to admire the changing colours. But mostly, use your week-end to get out and observe what is happening.
Berry picking and wildlife observation
Autumn is the time to harvest blackberries that flourish in every hedgerow, at the end of your garden, in the park, along the river or along the paths. Berry picking is a fun day out and you can make delicious tarts, or jams later. A home-made apple and blackberry crumble is one of the best thing about autumn! Hazelnuts and sweet chestnuts are there for you to take home too.
While berry picking, you will get closer to the wildlife: blackbirds, thrushes, voles, hedgehogs and squirrels are fans of them too.
Nearer the end of the autumn, you can observe the animals getting ready for the winter like squirrels storing nuts.
Of course, what makes the charm of autumn are the colours of the trees, the yellow, red and orange that give any woodland another dimension. Then once you’re back indoor, get yourself a hot chocolate and some cake to fight the cold!