Autumn has the elegiac feeling of a year winding down. It also has the colour. Where September casts a golden hue over the landscape, October sets fire to it. Deep, sensual reds, rusts and burnt browns, while by November the trees start to take on a skeletal sparseness and the mornings a glorious crispness.
The clocks change, night time arrives early. First frosts appear, and breath starts to hang in the cool, damp air.
Clothes get heavier. What we eat and drink becomes more robust and warm.
And then we look ahead to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Planning the perfect festive do whilst hunkering down with a cocktail by the fire.