September was a pretty miserable month for us, with both boys finding it hard to adjust to the latest school developments - Sasha starting a new school altogether, Eddie trying to fine-tune to a new mixed class. School transport problems, stomach bugs etc, let's just say, we are glad to wave Goodbye to September. Here's to a new month, and hoping it will be more cheerful.
On Sunday Eddie and I had a quick lunch at M&S. They make very tasty bacon butties there, and that was our weekend treat. Here is Eddie waiting for our food to be served.
We love our local Waterstone's. Their window displays are always creative and inspiring, and I admire their passion for books. The staff is young (much-much younger than me) and so very friendly, it's a real pleasure to chat to them. They know us quite well.
I took this photo of the broomstick and Golden snitch above the counter for Eddie, as he loves all things Harry Potter-related.
My friend Jen and I planned to go to the garden centre last week, but since Eddie was unwell and stayed at home, we had to postpone it. Tuesday was a warm, perfect autumnal golden day. It was a bit weird not to have my boys with us, as Jen takes us to the garden centre by car every school holiday.
We had a chat over a cup of coffee, and then I did a bit of shopping. I needed several bags of compost and a couple of bigger pots to repot my phloxes for winter.
The garden centre displays were a mix of Halloween/autumnal ones and Christmas-themed stalls.
I was walking in the garden, having picked a few apples for cooking, and spotted this weird cloud. I can see a ghostly face with big eyes. Can you see it too?
On Thursday I was feeling pretty rotten, but managed to sit through the Harvest service at the church, where Eddie's school held a Harvest festival.
The reflections from the stained glass on the wall were so pretty, as if the church itself was celebrating together with the children.
My boys love homebaked cookies, and as a TGIF treat, I've baked a batch of oat cookies with Dorset Cereals Spectacular Grains and cocoa nibbles. They are almost all gone by today.
Today is a typical British autumn day, with grey sky and incessant drizzle. But we were pretty lucky this week with the weather and had several golden days of beautiful sunshine and warmth, so I'm not complaining.
It's a LEGO-building kind of day, baked apples and endless mugs of hot tea kind of day, catching up on a week-worth of newspapers kind of day. What are you up to today?