Monday, 12 October 2009

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Sorry for my extended absence. It wasn't planned but rather a lot has been going on recently including a family member being taken into hospital and I have been running around like a blue arsed fly with every intention to post and not a second to spare to actually do so!

While I have been away the seasons have changed spectacularly. My last post was about my camping trip. We were using suncream and seeking out the shade that weekend. Now I am looking out of the window onto trees with yellow leaves and a bright chilly Autum day.

This is my favourite time of year full of magic and festivity. Halloween is just around the corner with bonfire night hot on its heels and (dare I say it this early) the promise of Christmas is beginning to get me all excited. It's a time for making preserves and hearty soups, for lighting candles at night, for wrapping up warm and kicking up leaves with fur lined boots.

It also means that we are on a race against time to get our kitchen finished before Christmas. We have finished painting the units and have ordered reclaimed oak worktops from Lidster and Son in Devon. We have a new sink and tap, oak flooring, new tiles and wallpaper all waiting in the wings. What we don't have is time so we have a local handyman coming round to quote for doing the rest of the work which means with any luck I should have some proper before and after pics to post. Very exciting!


  1. Firstly,can I just say that I hope your family member is OK, and that your family have coped well the situation!

    It is properly autumn time now isn't it! I have to say, I think winter is on its way in Scotland. I adore autumn and winter, and the festivals that come with them!

  2. Hope your family member is ok – that all sounds very stressful.

    Can't wait to see the kitchen pics... well, actually I can as I don't want to add to the pressure of getting it all done! (I know how that feels!)

    We ended up deciding to put in a freestanding kitchen for the moment to save ourselves a bit of heartache - and get our dream kitchen next year. We're not quite finished yet but it's nice to have drawers etc again!

    And with you on the Halloween... love this time of year (but then it is my birthday time!) but I can't think Christmas yet... too early for me ;)