I'm sorry Tom but I can't let you get away with being the only one to mention Keats several times.
To be quite honest so far Autumn ( well meteorological Autumn started on September 1st) has more than lived up to its name temperature wise. Today the thermometer has dropped back to thirteen degrees Centigrade and it feels jolly cold. There is a sharp gale blowing and it is forecast to get stronger. Sharp, heavy showers keep falling. There is not a lot to say which is positive about today I am afraid. And there is not a lot of 'mellow fruitfullness "about that I can see.
Another lovely Sunday lunch out and a pleasant couple of hours afterwards sitting chatting in the bar over a pot of tea.
I watched the evening News and saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma , the awful mass exit from Myanmar of thousands of refugees, pictures of earthquake damage, all the death and destruction seems unending and really is most depressing. I think that it is probably made more so by the fact that it is all brought into our homes, whereas in the past we could only read about it. It does make me realise that my plight in being so long before I am able to move house should be put into proportion. I have so many things to be thankful for and it will all happen one day.