I'm finally giving in and admitting to myself that it really is autumn. No more glancing longingly at my sandals and suncream. It's too late for them now. Back in the cupboard they must go. New boots have been bought, gloves sought, and a coat has become part of everyday wardrobe now. I'm still feeling a touch sad about no warm weather for the next few months but the thought of Halloween and Bonfire Night is cheering me up. They're two of my most favourite celebrations.