Admittedly, it can seem a bit bizarre at times when you stop to think about what you're actually celebrating. I mean, Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th November is to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 by a gang of Roman Catholic activists against the Houses of Parliament - so, let's set off colourful fireworks whilst eating outdoors? Sure.. why not?! But joking aside, the concept of having something to celebrate holds much more weight than I think many realise. Not only do these 'special' days provide a much needed change of pace, they also bring people together. Take Halloween for example; the shops are packed full with themed party items, little ones are preparing to go trick-or-treating and personally, I'm getting together with relatives to eat a ridiculous amount of themed food! It's refreshingly different - when else can I pretend chicken goujons are fingers, diet coke is stale blood and green jelly is slime?!
As you can imagine, you're very unlikely to catch me complaining about any of the year's celebrations. I can't say I mind about the 'full blaze of Halloween commercialism', yes I do want a birthday cake and all the fuss to go with the day and I don't at all want Christmas to hurry up and be over! I find myself feeling the same way when it comes to seasons - I love the constant change. As soon as one season begins to feel familiar, it's replaced by a new one that never fails to arrive at just the right time; forcing wardrobes, activities and even the weather to change with it. Perhaps I'm simply taking more time to notice what is around me, but the colours of the British Autumn this year truly have impressed. My mind has been bouncing over to the summer season after having been kindly sent a Triangl bikini, however for the most part, I'm excited to be tangled in this season's golden leaves.
''A change is as good as a rest''
Jumper - Vintage Thomas Pink
Necklace - Gift
Boots - Heavenly Feet Affi Boots
Skirt - Bershka Side-Cut Long Skirt
Watch - Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield
Something I've learnt through blogging is that there are far more people around the globe who are interested in acknowledging the 'special' days than I had realised. Up until recently, I thought I was the only one who crept Christmas songs into their playlist mid-October - how wrong I was! I'm beyond thrilled to see so many celebrations appearing on the calendar as the end of the year nears and I genuinely hope you are too - be it for the change of pace, gathering of friends/family or simply the cause for celebration. Well on that note, no matter how you may be celebrating the occasion... Happy Halloween!