Hello Autumn

I can’t believe we’re already over halfway through October – which means that almost a year has passed since moving back home to Cardiff.  It’s crazy, in some ways it feels like we’ve been here forever and yet in other ways it still feels like we’ve only just arrived.  I mean yeah, there are still a fair few boxes in the garage (how the hell we managed to cram everything into our London flat, I’ll never know…) and the argument about which pictures to hang and where is ongoing… but on the flip side, we’ve found our favourite Chinese Takeaway – the one! – we’ve got a favourite spot down the local pub, have handful of favourite walks and green spaces and have sort of slipped into a happy new routine 🙂  We’re definitely here to stay.

Saying that, we’re still discovering our faves around the city, and last week when the hubs needed to have dental work on Cathedral Road, I dropped him off and went exploring for an hour.  It was one of those crisp, sunny days that lure you into believing that Autumn is the best season of all (…before you remember that they’re rare and real Autumn days are just damp and dreary).  I took a shortcut through Sophia Gardens and went for a walk in Bute Park.

I stopped in at the Summer House Cafe on the edge of the river for a toasted teacake (obviously…) and one of their “extra special” hot chocolates and sat out in the sun for a while. 🙂

I have to say I’ve been fighting off the arrival of Autumn – even though it’s technically my favourite season! – I just wasn’t ready for summer to go.  I think probably because summer seems to arrive so late these days that once it’s here you’ve got to grab onto it and refuse to let it go.  But that was the day I gave in and dragged one of my scarves out from the back of the cupboard.  As soon as I threw it around my neck and snuggled down, I immediately forgot about summer 🙂  Scarf season, yay!

I watched a Mexican Standoff between a dog and a squirrel… which the squirrel won.

What are you looking forward to this Autumn?


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