October has been a very pleasant month, Weather-wise maybe not brilliant, but very pleasant otherwise.
A personal highlight of every October is that I mark another year. I'm now 66 and still wondering what I will do when I grow up. I think birthdays get even better as one gets older, These days I acquire very little "stuff" which needs stuffing away somewhere but instead I get loving messages and cards, I'm treated to special lunches and I get loads and loads of flowers. For a week or two it feels as though I am living in a florist's shop!
|Some of my birthday flowers|
I've had the decorator in which always feels like a very mixed blessing. It's lovely when my house feels extra fresh and clean but I find preparing rooms for decorating and then setting them straight very difficult. Fortunately I have kind and loving friends and cousins who would do far more for me if I would let them and they are happy to come and do their bit.
I've got a good start on writing Christmas cards and most presents have been bought and are ready for wrapping.
And November begins tomorrow. A friend will be coming to stay for a few days. November is one of my "me months" when I allow myself more time for myself. And it's the month when slow cooked soups and stews, hot buttered crumpets and cosy days at home come into their own. Wonderful!