Seems to be September is often a quiet, mellow sort of month. Mind you it wasn’t quiet the other night when it sounded like the wind was trying its best to blow the roof off.
The children are all settled back at school and – mostly – enjoying it. They’re all excited about their topics for this term. Vikings, The War of the Roses and other such delights. I couldn’t believe it when three of them started on their homework the minute they got home from school – willingly and without anyone telling them to – while the fourth moaned because she hadn’t been given any yet.
Yes, I think they were ready to go back.
Christmas has arrived in the shops and I bought a large red cake tin for £2.49 from Home Bargains – I do love a bargain. I am tempted to get more for storing all the Christmas cakes I make.
I don't buy cake boards any more. The first thing we used to do on cutting the cake was to take it off the board and put it in a tin so now I put the cake on the upturned lid, decorate it, then use the bottom of the tin as a lid. Makes it easy to cut too. Just realised when I do that, the pattern will be upside down... oops.
I have to admit the sight of all the decorations and fripperies appearing in the shops has rather lifted my spirits. Christmas lights will brighten the darkest time of the year and that’s always good to look forward to.
What a lovely summer we had though even though the best of the weather seemed to be before the children broke up from school.
Before term ended, we went out for ice creams after school on a hot, sunny day.
Then at the start of the holiday, my two lovely granddaughters-from-away came to stay and oh boy did Dusty love that!
Dusty and Tinks have been getting closer. Not quite cuddling up yet…
Harley mostly spent the summer rolling about on the grass in the sun (or running round in the rain!).
And Harley comforted my eldest granddaughter after yet another mishap. Harley doesn’t “do” laps very often, but she seems to know when a cuddle is required.
We had a lot of fun, but we had some peaceful moments too.
It’s no secret I don’t look forward to autumn and winter, but I’m trying to look at the positives, the first one being roast dinners!
Is there anything you look forward to at this time of year?