1) The trees turning browns and oranges. On Scilly you don't really get autumn, summer ends and winter begins. So I get so excited when you start seeing piles of leaves and acorns on the ground.
2) Bonfire night. I love fireworks. And sparklers. And those fake hotdogs.
3) My birthday (5 days to go!)
4) Empty roads.
Now I'm not complaining about tourists coming to Cornwall because frankly everyday I wake up and realise how lovely it is here. But it is hard driving anywhere quickly in August. So there is something wonderful about a hot and sunny October day where you drive to Fowey with hardly a car on the road....then you whizz straight into town and park in the car park. It was a dream.
We wandered through the streets and went to buy a big clock for our kitchen wall. We strolled along the front where visitors ate ice creams and fish and chips....
The boats were packed with people, laughing about given a sunny day on a plate...look at the photos...does this look like August to you?
Then we bought pasties and sat outside the harbourmaster's office dangling our legs over the water watching the fish.