I think Winter is slowly inching its way in, nudging Autumn on the side. The air is chiller now and our windows are always framed in frost. It does paint a pretty picture though, especially when you have a lovely view of the country outside.
And since it’s the first week of November, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about Christmas already. I must confess, I do love Christmas and everything that goes with it. At the moment though, I’m thinking, this is happening way too soon as if someone has pressed the fast-forward button. I need it to slow down just a little bit. While I love decorating the house up in lovely Christmas lights and all that, I shudder at the thought of the madness that happens up till the 25th of December.
I’ve also been busy raking leaves in our garden. I go out bundled up in my thick coat and wellies, complete with wooly hat, gloves and a scarf. After raking for some time, I find myself peeling off the layers. Raking makes good exercise. I’m glad I talked my husband out of buying good rakes instead of a leaf-vac, so far, the novelty hasn’t worn off yet.
In other news, we’ve finally managed to book tickets to see Matilda in London this December. This was actually included in my summer bucket list but we didn’t get around to going. I’m glad we’re finally going to see the show since I’ve only heard great reviews about it. Also, we’ve never used AirBnb before, but decided to give it a try for our night’s stay in the capital. Hopefully it will be a good experience for us. Now all we have to do is book Doc into a kennel and we’re all good.
I’ve been listening a lot to Rickie Lee Jones again, and I can’t seem to get the song “Autumn Leaves” off my head. I love, love, love the bass in the this song. I know, not exactly cheerful is it? I need one that will make me think of sunshine and warmth.
What about you?
Are you ready for winter/Christmas?