The calm before the storm in more ways than one.
These photos were taken before Abigail* came sweeping across the country ....
... beautiful saffron - hued leaves still clinging to the trees
and sunshine streaming into our house*
casting patterns and shadows on the table.
A tranquil breakfast; yoghurt, blueberries and this delicious granola.
That was the other day. The storm arrived but I have to say that in this little corner of the Fens we got off lightly; just a few squally showers and blustery winds.
I always think there is a lull of a different sort in the weeks between Bonfire Night and the beginning of December. A hiatus before the onslaught of Christmas preparations.
Now, I know some people will probably have already completed their pre Christmas tasks - neat piles of presents already wrapped and labelled, but I've never been able to get enthusiastic about Christmas until December is here.
I will be writing lists again this year. Lots of lists.
Nothing beats the satisfaction of crossing things off a list!
* The first storm to be officially named by the Met office.
* A detail from a decorative glass screen made by my very talented sister and brother-in-law.
This weekend especially, may our hearts and minds be filled with love and friendship and kindness #thinkingofparis