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I think most people secretly welcome the turn of the season when cooler temperatures beckon us indoors to the warmth of a cup of cocoa…


A snuggly throw…


And the twinkling of candlelight.


I love the sunshine and warmth of summertime but there’s something so lovely about pulling out coats and scarves and pulling on knee high boots.


It’s time to slow down and indulge in a spot of baking or tackling that sewing or knitting project or making a gorgeously fragrant stew that sits for hours til the meat falls off the bone.

My choritzo chicken dish.  Nom nom.

Autumn to me is the crackle of leaves under a heavy boot as the trees shed their summer clobber and the whirring of the wind in the remaining golden leaves becomes our music.  When the autumn sunshine loses its heat and long walks in the woods round off a perfect day off.

While the autumn leaves here in the UK are pretty, I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and I miss the vibrant reds, yellows, pinks and oranges of the changing of the seasons there.

The Poconos, where I grew up. 

I still revel in Autumn.

The change of season has brought a change in my personal life as well.  I’ve decided to take voluntary redundancy from my job and with that, a world of possibilities has opened up to me.  What I will be doing secularly still remains hanging in the air like a leaf buoyed up by the winds but where it will land remains unknown.  I’m excited about the change in my life and excited for what the future will hold.


What do you love about Autumn?

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