It is a lovely Autumn day today - when the weather is right then I really think that Autumn is the best season of all. Sunshine, pretty clouds and a light breeze - what more could anyone want.
The farmer has picked me so many blackberries that the freezer has a complete drawer full - that means lots of blackberry and apple crumbles in the Winter - can't be bad can it?
Into town this morning as usual - lots of jobs to do - bank to call in to; newspaper bill to pay (it is £15 a week, so I try never to forget it, because £30 is a great blow to my housekeeping finances!); my old age pension to collect from the Post Office (I know, I could have it paid into my bank account directly but there is something rather nice about having a separate account and actually getting the cash 'over the counter' as it were;) and last - but by no means least - meeting friends. Friend W was off on another errand today so friend C and I had a pot of Earl Grey with our cheese scones in the usual cafe,and sat and watched the world go by for an hour.
Everywhere is beginning to quieten down for Winter here. The schools are back and the caravan sites are beginning to empty of their caravans and there is much more space in the car park. I don't suppose our traders are so happy but I am sure the residents are.
Now I am going to spend the afternoon completing a job I have been putting off. Three or four times a year I produce a cryptic quiz and print off a hundred copies. These are sold (mostly by a friend or by the place itself) for Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve and probably bring in about three hundred pounds a year towards their much needed funds. So off to get my brain into cryptic gear.