September where did it go? In fact we are nearly done with the first week of October too! September is one of my favourite months but this one has gone in a blurr of sorting the house (or making a start!), settling in and the challenges of life, that like to throw themselves at us just as you feel that you can relax.
But I could sit here and type and dwell on a pile of not so good stuff, today I am not willing to let it beat us. Heads up shoulder back and I won’t say stiff upper lip because I don’t do that particularly well but you get my meaning!
Through the clouds there is glimpses of blue sky (outside and inside too!) and perhaps a promise of a bit of sun to dry my two loads of washing desperately waiting for space to dry. Dogs walks still offer plenty of blackberry picking and all those other berries which are edible and cry out to me to do something exciting with but I just have figured out what! So on the bushes they remain but I better be quick because I am sure Winter is quickly snapping at Autumn and then they will be gone.
Dark mornings have arrived and walking down the stairs this morning I did think I need a way to get me zinging in the morning. In some ways I hate the nights drawing in and in others I rather like the excuse to shut the curtains and kiss goodbye to the outside world a little earlier than usual. With an open fireplace and now I wood burner all but safely installed I am quite looking forward to it getting colder. Scarves are out again for morning walks but half way around I realise perhaps I am being a bit over keen so it gets tied around my bag instead!
Wellies are now out and back in use after amazingly not been worn over the Summer, unlike last year. But more to cope with the morning dew rather than the rain. *Look out window and hope it will be just dew to cope with today!
Baking has been a bit scarce I have been playing with old favourites spiced oat cookies, the addition of cranberries and extra mixed spice to this last week brought the house smelling of Christmas and these simple baked apples were filled with dry cranberries tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon gave a similar smell and were enjoyed. Reminding me of my Mum’s baked apples stuffed with chopped dates rolled in sugar served quite often in Autumn after a Sunday Roast.
Is food more enjoyed this time of year? Well I think so, and I love food that wraps you in a blanket of comfort and sometimes that is exactly what you need.
I think all but one box of kitchen stuff is unpacked, so I have no excuses not to fill the kitchen with lovely smells and of course fill our tummies not to full though with the food that Autumn calls for.
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