It has been an odd year for reading for me. My usual goal of reading 50 books - which I have managed for the past two years - is almost certainly out of reach. However, after months of not reading very much at all, I am looking forward to enjoying some books that befit this… Continue reading October Reading
Autumn has been tricky now for a few years. Although it is traditionally my favourite season, the past few autumns have felt hectic and overwhelming rather than cosy and comfortable. My change in working pattern has given me just enough space to enjoy this time of year which fills up so quickly with parties, birthdays… Continue reading My favourite season is my favourite again
I think I have made it clear in the past just how much I love this time of year. However, the past couple of years, there has been something off. I have tried to into the autumn spirit but it has felt hollow. The usual thrill of being given a fresh start in September has… Continue reading Falling back in love with autumn
It is my favourite time of year. The summer ends and we start anew. The leaves start changing into golds and reds and oranges and the wind cools. Cardigans and boots get pulled out of the cupboard. Hearty dishes appear on the weekly meal plan. I do so love this time of year and yet… Continue reading The Shortest Season
Time at this time of year seems to move more quickly than during the rest of the year. There are only 6 school weeks until Christmas break and we have the small matter of my first observations at work and a third birthday to prepare for before then. I always want to relish autumn but… Continue reading 6 Weeks
The deep, warm colours of the leaves Wearing jumpers and tights with boots Parkin Fireworks and Halloween The word 'autumnal'
I'm joining in with NaBloPoMo this November because it has become a bit of a tradition and I seem to be only able to blog regularly lately when I am compelled, such are the demands on my time. My first term of teaching has been immensely gratifying although my work to-do list is enough to… Continue reading A Month of Posts