First of all, welcome to Cheryl Coxhead via here and Elaine Baron via Bloglovin.
We have been quite busy of late so I have only just realised the August entry for the 5th year of the War Diary was not updated on time. That has now been uploaded so hope you enjoy the read!
Although weather and gardening wise, we are now in Autumn, I was taught at school that Autumn doesn't start until the 23rd September, the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, when day and night are a similar length! So for me, despite the cooler temperatures, we are still in Summer even if I have been using a small blankets over my legs in the evening!
There is however, a definite change in the air, damp cool mornings, evening drawing in resulting in curtains been shut earlier and lights going on and the start of the rise in electricity costs!
We have just filled our heating oil tank. By judicial use of the central heating and relying more on the wood burner during these colder months, we only need to fill it once a year rather than twice. For the first time since we have lived here, the cost was just over £250 for nearly 800 litres. We still had nearly 200 left from last July. A-m-a-z-ing!
I am not a big fan of heat and know for sure, I couldn't live in a hot country given the choice. Autumn is my favourite season, followed closely by Spring, then Winter and finally Summer.
I just love the change of seasons and am so grateful we live in a country where 4 seasons appear, even if some of them are now beginning to merge:)