I was walking back from town just now with some heavy shopping (the last few bits for Jenna's party including masses of fresh fruit juice) and had to excuse myself around the queue at the chip shop. I apologised for almost tripping over a lady, who laughed and told me that she didn't mind and was not at all envious of my journey home with all those bags. I joked that at least I wasn't carrying the baby as well, and she said, "Oh, you're the lady who always has the baby strapped to you! You're doing a sterling job there, keep it up love. Your girls are lovely."
Yesterday Jenna and I used up the last of the summer fruits from the freezer, many from our garden, some from my mum's garden (the rhubarb) and some from the farm shop. We made this crumble. Yum.
And I decided on a whim to change the cloth on the Season Table to the Autumnal orange silk, because after all we're rapidly heading towards harvest. We also had a lot of dried seed pods and grasses collected from the garden (and poppy heads from mum's garden that we shook all over our borders before putting in the vase) so it seemed fitting to show them off properly. :)