As we wave goodbye to September (which lasted about 2 minutes?!) we say hello to October. The month of pumpkin spice lattes, bad fancy dress outfits and winter TV, aka, the best kind of TV. Scroll down for our top 5 reasons to love this month and what you need to look out for.
1. Pass the cocoa
It’s time to grab your throw, pull on your PJs and get cosy, because all your fave TV shows are back. With the return of Downton, X Factor live shows and Peter Andre flirting his way onto the Strictly dance floor, there’s nowhere better to be than your living room this month.
ON FRIDAY: Gogglebox on Channel 4 @ 9PM
ON SATURDAY: Strictly on BBC1 @ 8PM
ON SUNDAY: Downton Abbey on ITV @ 9PM
2. Fur and fluff
No, we don’t mean a new Labrador puppy, you’ll have to rely on the Andrex ads for that. But we’d like to introduce you to your new petting partner – the fur coat. It’s FINALLY cold enough to wear one of these bad boys without the fear of overheating. Uber-glam, snuggly and on every fashionista’s shopping list – this is the item missing from your wardrobe. Let’s rectify that.
3. October to-do list
Get your skates on and have a Serendipity moment at the Natural History Museum where Swarovski have set up their annual Ice Rink (it’s a perfect place to premiere your new faux fur coat)
When? 29th October – 3rd January
Museums at Night is gaining an autumn edition (on the same weekend as Halloween), with a series of after-hours events at some of the capital's biggest museums. Want to re-live night at the museum? Now’s you chance!
When? 30th - 31st October
Grab a giant beer and scoff a lot of sausage at an Oktoberfest party! All around the country during this month, just do some Google investigating to find one near you!
When? Wednesday October 7th - Saturday October 31st
4. On the big screen
While the weather was warm, the cinema was the last place we wanted to be – not when al-fresco drinks and picnics in the park were the alternative. Now though, a cinema date is definitely our idea of a great night out. Don’t miss these must-watch movies hitting a multiplex near you this month…
Emily Blunt chases the bad guys in action movie ‘Sicario’, from 8 October
Get a dose of sisterly solidarity in ‘Suffragette’, from 12 October
Take the kids along to see the reinvented classic ‘Pan’, from 16 October
Daniel Craig is back as Bond in ‘Spectre’, from 26 October
5. All Hallows Eve
People who love Halloween are the best kind of people – which is why this is officially our favourite holiday. Whether you’re re-watching a scary classic (Hocus Pocus anyone?) or dressing up as a scary cat (if there is such a thing). This is a holiday where you can let loose, get silly and practise some practical magic…
We recommend drinking some blood (red wine), casting spells (singing along to Hocus Pocus) and dressing up as your favourite ghoul (Regina George)!