All the leaves are brown….

….well, almost.

London certainly feels autumnal today, or maybe that’s because I am sat here looking out over the darkening sky, trusty cup of tea and balsam tissues to hand as I fight the first cold of the year, haha!

It is chillier today than it’s been for weeks, a fresh northern breeze whispering through the trees, hinting at the cold to come. I love it – this season has long been a favourite, and whilst this term can be a slog it is always one I enjoy – the drop from summer to autumn; back to school; the changing of the leaves; then Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving; and then December and the joy of Christmas.


It’s been a fun, if lowkey (for the most part), weekend here. Friday I’d been a little feverish and full of cold, so I forwent the Friday night drinks and instead toddled home for coffee and bad TV. Yesterday was my first full day event with the Junior League. Everyone is *so* nice, and so motivated. I am excited for the whole new members programme. We did some meetings, signed up for a few things, and did some volunteering (painting and work with kids), then went to the pub. After that it was back to the homestead, where Lou, Matthew and I drank tea, ate fish and chips, and watched old school episodes of ‘Quantum Leap’. Just what the doctor ordered.

Today dawned sunny and bright (this has since passed!). After Lou headed home we just settled in for a chilled, pootly afternoon – tea, reading, chores and suchlike. The cold’s almost gone (yay!), and I am looking forward to Downton Abbey later. Ultimate guilty pleasure telly.

Good weekend.

How was yours?

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  1. Shan
    18th September 2011 / 6:24 pm

    It's the second season of Downton Abbey now isn't it? I've only just begun the first season.And I think I've missed something…what is the Junior League about?

  2. Christielli
    18th September 2011 / 7:17 pm

    I spent my weekend mostly recovering from this nasty cold that's plagued me.Glad you're feeling autumny. It's the same here too, although it's fairly warm out, it's chilly in my apt.

  3. Sparkling Red
    18th September 2011 / 8:57 pm

    Oh my goodness – it's an international cold pandemic! Practically everyone I know has a cold right now. I hope yours gets better quickly. Stay cozy!

  4. Claire
    19th September 2011 / 2:14 pm

    Shan, I'm a prospective new member of the Junior League here in London….it's early days but I'm sure I'll be blogging about it lots in the months to come!Christy, hope you're all better. I am so ready for autumn!SR, certainly seems that way. Stay well, honey!Cxx

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