In October, the days get shorter. It’s still dark in the morning when I wake up and I have to turn the lights on early in the evening. At the end of October, we change the clocks by one hour so we get more light in the morning.
The weather gets cooler in October and there is more wind and rain. Sometimes we have a few days of unusually warm and sunny weather, called an Indian summer. The leaves on the trees change colour from green to yellow, orange, red and brown. It’s beautiful. You can also see mushrooms and toadstools. (See photo.) You can eat some of them but others are dangerous so be careful.
Some birds fly to warmer countries in the autumn and then back again in the spring. There are some birds which come from colder countries to the UK for the winter and they arrive during this month. If you look up at the sky, you might see geese flying in a V shape.
The last day of the month is Hallowe’en. Children dress up as witches, ghosts and scary monsters. Sometimes they knock on neighbours’ doors and ask for sweets. They say, “Trick or treat!” This means “give me a treat or I’ll play a trick on you” or “give me some sweets or I will do something bad.” I hate Hallowe’en and I usually pretend that I am not at home!
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