The time right now, as I start this blog post, is 7.55pm and it is very dark outside. I have got my woodland lantern burning alongside a new 1803 candle (trialling a Halloween scent - love it) and a big pot of soup bubbling in the Aga. Andrew is playing football tonight and he'll be home soon. It is cool outside but not cold (today was a pretty warm day) so as soon as he has showered I will fill two bowls with the soup, top them with shaved parmesan and we will sit outside to eat. These are late summer days at their best... the glorious slow transition to Autumn. I am savouring every moment.
My work tray holds an embroidery commission that is very nearly finished and I am joining a friend tomorrow afternoon to work on it whilst we have a catch-up. I am spending tomorrow morning with my parents; we are taking a breakfast picnic to watch the sunrise and, hopefully, a few water birds down at the scrape. I love our mornings at the nature reserve; such a gentle yet energising way to start the day.
I hope everyone is having a lovely week and not feeling too thrown with the children back at school. I am sure it takes a while to get back into the flow of a regular day.