Good morning, everyone, and welcome to November. Pinch and punch, white rabbits and no returns! There - that should cover the traditional bit.
In years gone by, our cul de sac used to be a hotbed of Halloween jollification with lots of young children and enthusiastic parents. I always opted out - being a teacher at the local school, word would get round and I'd have a lot of little visitors - but they had a good system going anyway. A pumpkin outside meant callers were welcome!
Nowadays, the children have grown up, the parents have stayed and it's generally very peaceful. I tend to turn on the telly, connect my hearing aide via the mini loop system and I'm oblivious to external noises, whether they be door bells or fireworks.
Yesterday was very pleasant with Beth and Alex over for lunch. Beth brought some sewing and I had my knitting and it was peaceful and lovely.
Today . . . look!
Admittedly, I held off picking until this morning so I could say I picked them in November, but even so. I can't ever remember tomatoes in November before.
I will also take some time to plan a few meals for this week and generally get things a bit organised.