The start of Autumn – feeling refreshed and refocussed

The start of Autumn – feeling refreshed and refocussed

It comes as no surprise to regular readers when I say I’m an Autumn kind of girl. As a teenager I lived in the Middle East in a country that only had two visible seasons, Summer and Winter. We’d go from freezing cold snow to baking hot sun with very little transitional time between the two. Of course this meant there was a lot less rain, something that here in the UK we have an abundance of! As much as I enjoyed ‘real’ summers and winters I missed the UK Spring and Autumn and I think that’s why they are my favourite seasons now, with Autumn being especially close to my heart.

It’s the crisp airy mornings, the cosy jumpers, crunchy leaves and crackling fires, all those beautiful little things that make up this transitional season. One of my favourite things to do off season is go to the beach. Growing up in Cornwall I think I went to the beach more out of summer than actually in it. Walking along a quiet beach, breathing in the cold salty air and feeling the wind in your hair. It’s such a refreshing feeling and always clears my head and gives me a little boost.

I think it brings up a little nostalgia, bringing to mind happy memories of times spent on the coast. I would definitely class the beach as my happy place, especially on a blustery day which I know is a little weird. Most people see the beach as a place for sunshine and clear sky, buckets, spades and sun bathing. I’ve never been one on to lean on convention, and I wonder where my youngest girl gets her contrary nature from!

I find September a month to take stock and feel inspired for that final push of the year. A chance to have a little review, to blow away the figurative cobwebs and focus after the summer break. I’m already excited for the next few months and the new territories that I’m dipping my toes into. I’ve made the start on a brand new blog series that I’m trying to keep under wraps for now while I prepare it, but I’m desperate to share it with you!

Are you an Autumn kind of person?

What helps you focus and reframe?




With thanks to Bijou Bijou for gifting me the beautiful Bronze and Pearl ring featured in this shoot and to the wonderful Robyn Swain for taking all the photos.

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  1. September 26, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Love these pics, you look beautiful. I’m with you on the whole having missed 4 proper seasons thing when we lived abroad. This is my first autumn in forever and I almost forgot just how beautiful it is. Even driving down the motorway at the weekend, the trees were a hundred different shades of red. The little one has never seen anything autumn related before, he hasn’t even seen a conker yet, but he’s attempting to grow an oak forest in my back garden with all the acorns he keeps finding and planting!

    I guess this autumn has been a new beginning for us in many ways, both kids starting new schools in a new country – again! I’ve wanted to do so much, but it’s now only towards the end of this month I’m getting my stuff together and concentrating on what I want from the rest of the year. Good luck with the new series, can’t wait to see what you have planned x

  2. September 26, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Love the pictures in this post Morgana! I love the changing seasons too. I used to find Autumn/Winter difficult when I spent a lot of time in an office, but these days it’s a time of year I really enjoy. I like the seaside best when the weather isn’t so appealing. There is always much more chance of getting a big empty beach all to yourself! x

  3. September 26, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Love this photo shoot it’s stunning. I am a total beach girl summer or winter I love it. It calms and relaxes me fully. Autumn is beautiful. I love the falling of leaves and the burst of color. Not so much any rain. lol I haven’t always been an Autumn girl but I am embracing it this year as normally I stick with pastel color clothes all year but I am loving mustards and burgundy for the first time and it’s refreshing. Can’t wait to hear what you are working on do give us a hint? You are stunning here! #wrc

  4. September 26, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I usually love this time of year but so far it’s not hit me yet. I think perhaps my birthday on 2nd Oct and the end of September might bring my old time enthusiasm for autumn! The ring is gorgeous – as is the mustard jumper. x

  5. September 27, 2017 / 10:05 am

    I love this time of year, although I don’t think Autumn is ‘quite’ here yet! It’s not quite colourful enough in the trees. I love that the nights will be drawing in and we’ll be able to get super cosy. I love the jumper, perfect colour for this time of year x

  6. September 27, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I am definitely an autumn person! I think the old routines of a new school year still inspire me as a grown up. The summer holidays are never going to be a very productive time for me – I now feel so much more focused and inspired by my work! I LOVE your yellow jumper! x

  7. September 27, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Wow these are gorgeous photos. I quite like Autumn once I’ve got over the lack of summer. I also like September and getting back into a routine, feeling inspired by work again. I wish we lived nearer to the cost. I love a walk along a beach, I find it clears my head and almost makes it easier to breathe again.
    Eilidh x

  8. September 27, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Wow Morgana these photos are stunning! As I said before, the mustard yellow looks SO good on your. Gorgeous. I love Autumn too and September really does bring a sense of anticipation with it doesn’t it? There’s so much I love about it (I sense a blog post coming on lol). I had not idea that you lived in the middle east as a child, that must have been very different for you growing up. How strange not to have the extreme seasons like we do. xx

  9. September 27, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Such lovely snaps, and yes, I’m definitely an autumn person. I love the change from summer, and the run up to halloween, bonfire night, Christmas… plus the food and clothes are my favourites, more than at other times of year. I like the ‘fresh start’ feeling that coincides with back to school, and I always tend to make more plans at this time of year than any other, even new year!

  10. September 28, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I am most definitely a summer person. I know we don’t always get the best summer weather here in the UK but I just the anticipation on summer in May and June and the freedom of no school and routine in July and August. So September always makes me feel a bit low, I have the end of summer and the darkness Autumn brings. On the plus side it is a beautiful season and I love the colours and promise of new clothes! I love these pictures of you Morgana. xx

  11. September 28, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    You look amazing in that jumper, I would love to pull off yellow but cant seem to!

  12. September 28, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    You look amazing in these photos, wow they are stunning. The mood and your outfit – amazing! I like the start of autumn a lot and I love the style but I find the darker mornings hard! Jess x

  13. October 1, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    You look lovely here Morgana! I think I have mixed feelings about Autumn. I love feeling cosy and being able to wear jumpers, but I think I will always be a sun worshiper at heart. Sunny days will always make me the happiest xx

  14. October 1, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    LOVE that jumper – the colour is gorgeous on you. September is my favourite month too, it feels more like New Year than January does. And yes, I completely agree – the beach in off season is wonderful. Glad you’re feeling so positive about what’s to come – I’m excited to find out more 🙂

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