Meanwhile I have been a bit more relaxed. I've spent happy days gardening, decluttering, dorissing, reading, knitting and generally pampering myself, or as Mr FF would collectively describe such activities wasting time.
As a working girl I dreaded the onset of winter weather and my dark drive to and from town. Now its all different and this autumn has been spectacular.
The first week I was home was wonderfully dry and I caught up with a lot of weeding, since then it has been damp but with sunny days, bracing winds and still no frost. My summer pots remain outside so far and I am still harvesting broad beans.
I am really appreciating the season, glorious colours, plenty of pretty leaves underfoot,
that I'm busy collecting for the compost bins. This is just how autumn should be and I'm liking it even though it means my feet are ensconced in hand knitted socks for the foreseeable .