As the nights draw in and the days get cooler, it’s the perfect time for snuggling up in bed with lots of pillows, fluffy socks, a mug of hot chocolate and a book.

I’m always on the look out for another book to order or something else to download on my kindle, so here are my top picks for the season. Don’t forget to share your own autumn favourites in the comments, too.

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I’m a summer child. I love the feeling of warmth beating down from the sun, and wearing strappy tops so that my hair tickles my back when it’s up in a pony tail. I love being able to keep all the windows and doors open late into the night, and enjoying long days where the sun doesn’t want to set.

Those days are gone for another year now and autumn has taken over.

Social media seems to go mad over this phenomenon. As soon as September started, pictures of pumpkin spiced-anything, chunky jumpers and open fires were everywhere. Instead of a cool month, though, we had a heatwave. It’s only now that the weather has properly turned and it’s time to accept that autumn is officially here. Actually, it seems like the seasons have slipped and pressed fast forward, so we’re now hurtling through winter instead.

Either way, there’s no point pining over those long summer days. Instead, it’s time to embrace autumn. Here are the top five things I’m looking forward to this season.

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It’s been another crazy one.

Between a hectic week at work, packing for Florida, and a bit of a social life, I haven’t had a massive amount of time left over for blogging, but there always has to be time to squeeze in a weekly round-up.

This week I went to a fab pub quiz where points were awarded in accordance to how many members of the epic pop group Steps that you could name, rather than on your knowledge of ancient politics. Needless to say, we did slightly better than usual.

I also got colouring – Disney style – with an adorable mini book from Ladybird and then did a bit of offline writing for good measure. Between all that, I still found the time to bring you my three favourite blogs of the week. Read on to find out if you made the shortlist.

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There is something special in everyday, but that doesn’t always mean that everyday is extraordinary. Sometimes, when we get caught up in social media and the fun that other people are having, we forget that everyone leads normal lives beneath the Instagram photos.

I know that I’m very guilty of only posting about the highlights of my week and talk mostly about the best bits. So I thought that I’d give you a boring-bits-and-all account of a very average day.

It’s my #nofilter day.

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If there’s one thing that I love talking about, it’s my upcoming trip to Orlando, Florida.

After all this excitement and planning, it’s now under two weeks away! I’m going to vlog the whole trip and tell you about my highlights here on Faraway Lisa Mae, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, why not watch my latest video? It’s got all the details of what you can expect from the trip, including all those exciting restaurant reservations!

Got any questions about the trip or have a planning question? Leave me a comment or tweet me @farawaylisamae!