The day that the clocks go back is definitely my favourite day of the year. Waking up deliciously late and knowing that you have an hour in hand. The knowledge that you must make the most of the light so you spend all day outside. Finally, the drawing of the curtains with the promise of a long evening in your cosy home. Yesterday we did all of those things and felt very satisfied with our industry.
Last year I conscientiously worked my way through a list of 'Things to do in Autumn' but felt disconnected from the season. I see that I have done very few of the same things this year but as I have driven across the country during September and October I have watched the trees change colour in a sequence of rich tableaux and I have experienced a gradual letting go of summer. Now I am ready to look forward to all the good things that winter brings and make plans.