But October is Autumn, pure and simple. Evenings and morning get ever chillier and darker with that huge time shift towards the end of the month, leaves become radiant in their final beauty before death. I love it . . .
It also contains the Autumn half term, of course, not that this has as much impact on me this year but habits die hard and I feel a throb of joy to think that as I am on contract I will be paid for that one day when I should work but won't. Common sense tells me that because of this I get paid less on the days I do wok, but even so . . .
Today is a home day. I have a couple of friends coming for a late lunch so I will use some morning time to tidy and clean the living room which could certainly do with a bit of attention. It will be a simple lunch. Basically bread, pate and cheese with biscuits and apples for dessert. The bread will be one of my home made baguettes, there will be home made chutney on the side and the biscuits will also be home made. I must search for a nice recipe. I am wondering about biscotti but I don't have any nuts and they are so nice in biscotti. Muffins are easy and I have plenty of eggs, but I really fancy biscuits! Decisions, decisions!
Breakfast: tomatoes on toast
Lunch: Baguette with cheese, pate and chutney, mini tomatoes, biscuits, apples
Dinner: I will likely have some baguette left so I think I will make a sort of French Bread pizza with whatever I have in the fridge. I can make some tomato sauce when I fry my breakfast tomatoes!
A lot of bread today - ah well, at least I know what's gone into it!