Cheers, AutumnCelebrate all the changes Autumn brings in our own Island way. Find joy in the early evenings and the comfort that accompanies the changing of the seasons.
Everything changes in autumn, The weather, colours, the pace of life. It’s when the intense vibrancy of summer settles down into a tranquil haze. Where the frenetic demands of summer give way to introspection, reflection and contemplation; life becomes about cosy nights in. About comfort and warmth. It’s what the Danes term Hygge.
When not feasting on bacon or congratulating themselves over the invention of Lego, Denmark has carved out a reputation as one of the world’s best places to live. And it’s not just their pork based wonder or clean air that sets them apart. There is also the rather mystical concept of Hygge.
Hygge isn’t just the sound your cat makes as it coughs up another furball; it’s also a mantra about contentment, wellness, cosiness and warmth. Autumn, basically.
“GIVE COURAGE, COMFORT AND JOY” is what Hygge translates to. No season epitomises this more than autumn.
As the seasons are in transition, so too do our expectations. As the nights draw in and the leaves turn crisp, autumn brings with it an acceptance. When the sun peeks its head through the clouds it is greeted with surprise, not relief. When the snapping wind rattles your bones, it’s fine because you’re dressed appropriately. And when you gorge yourself on hot chocolate and all the foodstuffs in your household, you tell yourself it’s for hibernation. With no beach bod to strive for, Autumn is the most understanding of all the seasons.
How thankful we will be to no longer be sweating profusely, drenched in sun-cream with sand lodged between our toes!
With Hop-Tu-Naa and Bonfire Night bringing the sense of fun and togetherness, there’s so much to look forward to.
As holiday options continuing to be so uncertain, Island Escapes have the perfect solution for you this Autumn. We have a wealth of idyllic and comforting holiday homes and cottages for you to snuggle up in. Get that cocoa roasted, toast those marshmallows, scroll endlessly through Netflix without committing to watching anything. It’s what Autumn demands! Stay somewhere deep in the Manx wilderness and marvel as majestic forests shine under golden morning sunrises. Take long and gentle walks in the beautiful Manx countryside as crisp leaves crunch under the weight of boot; a warming stew on the slow cooker ready for your return.
Check out our wealth of holiday homes this Autumn. Whether you’re a new customer or returning, there’s plenty of places you can snuggle up in. Rediscover your own Hygge. Simple, warming wonder.