And thank you for your kind comments about the new look of my blog! Autumn is all about fresh new starts for me, so it is nice to have a new start here as well.
This morning dawned cool and very windy but bright and beautiful and crisp. It is cool enough to wear my cashmere jumper but warm enough not to shiver at the bus stop, a perfect combination! I was awake early this morning…my eyes opened at 5:00am and it was hard to get back to sleep. Although more sleep would have been welcome, it was lovely to lay there and listen to the wind blowing and watch the room get lighter. I think the reason for my wakefulness was that I had a grocery delivery scheduled to arrive between 6:30 and 7:30am so I knew I had to be up and about on time.
As it happens the doorbell rang at 7:30am but getting up early was really productive. I made a pot of tea using the loose tea we bought at Sally Lunn’s in Bath last October, and had time to savour it properly. I made us pear and cinnamon porridge for breakfast, had a shower, made our lunches, and got out in time to catch the 8:30am bus. Now I am at work on my lunch break, and I feel in a very productive frame of mind. I am not sure I want to be up and about so early every day, but it does feel nice to be full of energy.
Anyway, this was just a quick peep to say hello and thank you and to wish you all a very happy Wednesday