Monday, September 29, 2008

In the News

Teresa, over at Blueberries, Art and Life has mentioned my blog, along with others, in an interesting article entitled 'The Traveling Front Porch' in her monthly column for her local newspaper. Thanks Teresa! She has used my post of 18th September - A Walk at Baslow - to illustrate how she can travel the world through reading other people's blogs and how by leaving comments and communicating with each other, we have set up a social network of friends and neighbours similar to those we have who pop by to pass the time of day in our own neighbourhood. The article also describes, for those who may not know, what a blog is and what it is like to be part of the blogging commuity. So, why not pop along to Teresa's blog to have a read, I'm sure you will enjoy the article and the rest of her lovely blog too.

Meanwhile, summer really is at an end now after that last glorious day on Saturday. This morning is cold, wet and windy and more of the same forecast for the rest of the week. So I'm getting ready to say farewell to September.......

and hello to October.......

....the month, we hope, of crisp autumnal mornings and brisk walks in the cooling sun. Of warming, wholesome foods full of flavour, rich colourful hedgerows with the smell of woodsmoke in the air and fallen russet coloured leaves crunching under foot. I've sorted out my jumpers, gloves, scarves and warmer coats to be ready so I hope I will need them and not my raincoat and umbrella!

The cats have already started to seek warmth and solace within the house, and the saying that goes something like 'if you want the comfortablest seat in the house, you'll have to move the cat' is so true!


  1. We've had some gorgeous sunny days just lately..but I am sure that will end soon!!;-)

  2. Wise cat! I love the butterfly photo! And thanks for the Blueberries link...I'm off to visit there now!

  3. In our house the dog gets the best seat, he has the smallest body and yet has a knack of taking the most room!

  4. Thank you for mentioning my blog! You're such a sweetheart! I read of your preparations for autumn with envy... today was around 85 degrees and humid (icky and sticky!) so I'm just looking at my sweaters (jumpers) longingly.... and hoping!

  5. Hi Rosie re your Gran blog - my Grandad who died when I was 12 used to eat pigs trotters and pigs tails. He used to suck the fat out of the tail!

  6. Your cats got the right idea. Lucky thing. it looks very contented.