Autumn is well and truly upon us now, with Winter fast approaching. And quite honestly, I couldn’t be happier. There is something about Autumn/Winter that makes my soul happy. I live for the cosy evenings, being able to draw the curtains as soon as I get home, the cups of tea to not only warm my insides but my hands, and of course the lead up to Christmas!!

The one thing I always find during these two seasons, is how much more grateful I become for the little things in life. Don’t get me wrong, I love adventure and experiencing all kinds of things, and I am definitely guilty of loving clothes, shoes and bags too much; but during Autumn/Winter, it is all about the simple things in life for me.



This year, more than ever, I am finding myself so in love with the fact that this time of year means no excuses to get that door locked as soon as you’re home, and settle in for the night. With Matthew and I both in new jobs, and Matthew working away a bit, the time we do get snuggled up in our beautiful new home is so precious.


If you know me, you will know just how much I adore my family. I am the absolute luckiest person to have such a close knit family, and the most supportive ones going. And this time of year finds me longing even more to spend time with them. I don’t even have to be doing anything special, simply being around them is enough for me.


I mean, probably one of the most British things to say. But honestly, I cannot go one day without a cup of tea, sad, but true! And when it is chilly outside, I honestly feel like the cup of tea is warming up my whole insides!! And that is without even mentioning the first sip of the first cup of tea in the morning… unreal.


Not even ashamed to say I am one of those that tucks my PJ bottoms into a long pair of thick fluffy socks. It feels like an absolute dream.


Autumn/Winter sees me triple the amount of baths I have. The feeling of sinking into the steamy hot water, after a day at work and the cold commute home, is for sure one of my favourites. There is something so comforting about the feeling of hot water running over my skin and the perfect winter warmer.


Winter food, is far superior to the food I eat in summer. Hot butternut squash and carrot soup, is a firm favourite of mine. And give me alllll the winter veg – carrots, parsnips and swede get a big YUMMM from me. And all of my family will agree with me on this one, nothing beats my Dads roast dinners, his roast potatoes are out of this world… another reason why family time is my fave, all because of Dads roast dinners, haha!

Writing this has given me the biggest feeling of content and warmth inside. It is so true that the littlest things in life take up the most room in your heart. What little things are you grateful for in your life, during winter and all year round? This post was inspired by Lydia Elise Millen – her reasons to be happy this winter post resonated so well with me, I love winter!

Love, Frances xxx



  1. Megan McCoig
    7 November 2017 at 7:49 pm

    YES to all of these! Family time is just the best, especially cosy nights in with them. Live for them! Xx

    • Frances Hemmant
      8 November 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Yes me too!! So nice to relax 🙊 xxx

  2. Mary
    8 November 2017 at 2:15 am

    Your way with words is wonderful and brings everything to life especially family times. Love you xxx

    • Frances Hemmant
      8 November 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks Auntie Mary! Love you loads xxx

  3. Abi Street
    13 November 2017 at 10:40 am

    I was already excited for A/W, but after this I’m even more excited! I definitely slow down in the winter too and appreciate everything so much more. Also in the mornings I am literally gasping for a tea

    Abi | abistreetx

    • Frances Hemmant
      15 November 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Aww glad that it has made you more excited!! I love taking the time to appreciate everything more. Haha love that you are gasping for a cup of tea, I am like that all year round!! xx


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