i was going to say that we're preparing for a winter that's not coming but an almighty storm two nights ago has changed something in the air . . . / curing the first olives. we'll eat these green with olive oil, garlic, crushed coriander + lemon // two christmas cakes sleeping in the cupboard /// sweet peas ready to plant out for spring and we also made some quince paste with these.
"the autumn is a time when leaves come brown and curl and die. and you can not find the very first leaf which is turning for summer and winter move slowly in to one another. there is not one day when all the leaves are brown." from The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon + still quiet days without k we do the homework and then go out to the park today we kicked a cypress cone all the way home :)
she asked for her own alarm clock, another small step towards independence i thought, i'll soon be out of a job but no, she barely hears it now and still needs mamma to wake her up . . . while kis 'catching' birds in mid-flight in paris among other things
the aftermath of a last-minute all hallows' eve party for two little witches (and their mothers) we think we like that twig there and might keep it to hang leaves, pebbles, feathers and other loot from our walks . . . happy weekend! .