Emily Rollings

Autumn Leaves

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'Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall' - F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is a sentiment I have always lived by and as the typically balmy September is fading I've started to enjoy the chill in the air this past week. As October approaches it's been great to dig out the wooly socks and I'm not ashamed to admit I've been wearing my fur lined trapper hat in the office (we live in a cold victorian house). Downtown Abbey is back and we've been spending more evenings at home, keeping cosy. Among other activities has been lots of walking. We basically spent the whole of Sunday walking somewhere or other and I've secretly loved my daily runs in the cold air, in particularly the rainy day run. Anyone else love a run in the rain?

On the menu so far this week has been a hearty winter vegetable soup, sausage and mash, and chicken soup. Tomorrow I'm meeting a friend for afternoon tea and a chat and yesterday night I tucked into my first hot chocolate of the season. Can I definitely recommend making your hot chocolates with almond milk. Not for the non-sweet toothed but it beats the hell out of cows milk in my opinion.

As the nights have been drawing in I've found myself getting back to my 100 Things reading list, trying to finish all the books on my shelves and am definitely starting to hanker after some new reads. Any suggestions please share??

Here's to a cool, crisp and picturesque October and in the words of Albert Camus, 'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'