Today, I want to share with you the 10 things I like the most during this fall in Sweden. Fall used to be one of my favourite seasons, but since I moved to Sweden, well, I like it a little less! The reason why is mainly the weather (surprise surprise!). Here fall is super cold and feels more like an early winter rather than a late summer. However, the colours are still amazing, so let me present to you my fall favorites in Sweden!
1. Going to work early enough to enjoy the sunrise.
This is one of the things that I like when working for a Swedish company. You get to enjoy flexible working time and so, you can decide when to come and leave as long as you’re working the required amount of hours. I like going to work early, and because the amount of daylight is shrinking, I get to watch the sunrise every morning on my way to work, and honestly, it’s pretty amazing!
2. Wearing all the warm and comfy sweaters.
As much as I love summertime and getting dressed with the most colourful pieces of clothing, I kinda missed my warm sweaters and other dresses or warmer clothes. I have some kind of a hate-love relationship with winter outfits: after 6 or 7 months of cold and disgusting weather, I truly hate them and can’t wait to put them aside, but as soon as summer is over, I miss them! Does it sound weird?
3. Soup season is officially opened!
Oh soup, beloved soup! The one thing I can cook for like 20 people at once but eat it all day long for a week, without getting sick. Soup is amazing, good and healthy. I love making it, throwing in all my favourite veggies and make it different every time. Not much else to add to this, but it is very different from cold summer soup, and so, it puts me in this nice wintery mood.
4. Baking gingerbread and other spicy cookies are acceptable again.
If you’re new to the blog, here is a fun fact about me – I love baking and watching my cookies rise in the oven (more fun facts here). And gingerbread is so lovely! But don’t you think it is weird to bake and decorate a little ginger-man when it is 25 outside? So now, it is cold-ish and so my army of ginger-biscuit-guys will be back! YAY!
5. Pumpkins all over the place!
Did you guys know how much I love pumpkins?! For food, drinks or Halloween decorations, I mean pumpkins are good and cool, so why not enjoy them while it is the perfect season?!
6. Long afternoon walks in nature
The good thing about fall is that it isn’t too cold yet, and so when the sun is shining there is nothing better than enjoying a long walk in the city, park or close by nature. Stockholm is a very green city and so it would be a shame not to enjoy the surrounding areas. In early autumn the colours are so nice that I’d embrace the chilly wind to walk in the middle of red, orange and yellow leaves.
7. … And a warm rewarding tea (in a cute café).
Let’s not be picky, but tea, coffee, pumpkin latte or any other beverage is always a nice thing to look forward after a walk. And if a coffee shop is too full then a good take away beverage will do! It is also perfect if you spot a nice café on Instagram, you can just walk in the same area and get to try it later on, how perfect!
8. Planning winter break.
To be honest, holidays is one of my main motivations for work and so when fall comes it makes the Christmas plans more concrete and real than they’ve ever been! And it is also the perfect time to get travel guides (I may or may not want to start a collection), look into things to do and create some more Pinterest boards!
9. Being cosy at home.
That’s one of my favourite things when fall comes and rainy weekends are around the corner. Just staying home, under a warm blanket, with a (read as “a few”) hot tea, and some cool videos to watch or a good book. Because yes, sometimes, doing nothing is pretty cool!
10. Christmas is getting closer.
I know that there are still a couple of months till Christmas but soon stores will be decorated and it will finally be acceptable to play Christmas songs! And if Christmas is getting closer, so does my birthday, and that’s super exciting!
⇒ And how about you, what is your all-time fall favourite?
⇒ If you want to get my favourite autumn-winter recipes, let me know and it could be arranged!
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