October

‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’ – L.M. Montgomery October is here, bringing wild autumnal winds and tumultuous rainstorms, raindrops bouncing off pavements, dripping from trees and running down necks. The October skies outside my window are glowering and grey, shot through with occasional rays of sunshine: illuminating the

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edging towards autumn

“I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know… The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.” – Tove Jansson Year after year I revisit Tove Jansson’s words at the end of the summer, as

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a natural autumn: some favourites

Clockwise from bottom left: @fredaandco, @lattes_and_layers, @thisisjules, @grainandfeather,   @alexaarnold, @sarahmasonphotouk,,  @eduard.militaru, @everythinglooksrosie, @minafagerlund One month ago, my friend Lou and I launched a new autumnal hashtag over on Instagram: #anatural_autumn. We wanted to celebrate the new season, with a particular focus on simple autumnal pursuits and pleasures: foraging and preserving; fruit-picking and baking; leaf-kicking and seed-gathering; misty

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a natural autumn

It’s the eve of the Autumn Equinox. The moment that the last days of summer finally drift into misty, mellow autumn. Each year, I seem to find it harder and harder to bid farewell to summer’s golden charms and yet I do so love autumn, with its rusty hues, its fruit-laden branches and its bright,

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