A few days ago we decided to turn the  Rayburn back on. Almost  overnight  the temperature has changed, it feels cold, darker, and we already lit a fire in the living room.  Autumn is here, colours are turning. Rather than sadness, I feel happy about the summer we  had, grateful, a gift and a good reminder that we can all bask in Britain sometimes, drop the coats and woollies, walk barefoot, get kissed by the sun.

So rather than a grim farewell, here are some of my summer highlights…

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Small naps floating on buttercup fields…

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The first borage flowers…

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English Cottage gardens..

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June Wedding at the farm… Wildflowers!

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Summer Solstice

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Sofia’s Prom

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Car Boot Sale!

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The need for Watermelon…

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Quail Egg lunch

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rolling hay…

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visitors…

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more visitors…and peonies!!!

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Siestas…

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Western Zen Retreat…

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Summer in Wales…

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Day at the beach / Devon…

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Someone loves the lovage…

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Double Rainbows in Devon

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So many butterflies…

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Light fragrant lunches

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Foodies in London … Broadway Market , courgette flower tempura, and edible flowers, sister fun.

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An attempt to Glamping…

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Luncheons with eccentrics

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A reading of Feeding Orchids to the Slugs at the wonderful Arts Barge Tent at Galtres Festival

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Biggest Thunder Storm I have ever experienced in England.. didn’t stop Sofia having fun at Leeds festival!

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Harvest…

Not a very good one I’m afraid.

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Awesome late summer evenings, (YORK STATION)

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Birthday celebrations… SUMMER chocolate cake.

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Bale Stacking and clearing fields for Ploughing…

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