I always find autumn refreshing. Leaves may be dying and summer may be ending, but as I head back to uni it feels like everything is only just beginning.
I started this season the way I think I should start every season: by buying one fab, colourful item of clothing that I will enjoy wearing throughout the coming months. This time it was a bright pink plastic mac from Miss Selfridge. Sombre weather doesn't have to mean looking (or feeling) sombre.
Here are some of the nicest things that this year's autumn has involved so far...
Rosie's in Brixton. Dusting of cocoa powder, vintage crockery and a pile of old books to flick through.
Chillbox, a new Greek frozen yoghurt shop in Brixton Village.
Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden.
Macaron, a french café opposite Clapham Common, and drinking an apres-swim pot of mint tea whilst writing in my notebook.
Bea's of Bloomsbury, the tea / cake shop that my coursemates and I headed to after our first lecture.
Gail's, a lovely café and artisan bread shop in Queen's Park (that has other branches across London.