Autumn has arrived, cool evenings and mornings, by afternoon, shorts and t-shirts back on. Wonderful time of year. We had some rain last weekend, so the grass is green, trees not going into full autumn colours yet. We are very lucky to be surrounded by oak, so the shades of autumn are beautiful.

The walnut trees have a lovely carpet of leaves around them, unfortunately, we have not managed to collect any nuts this year, wildlife have benefited, which is good. Never seen so many acorns, and hazelnuts, a bumper crop, alongwith apples, freezer is full, plus jars of purée, in the cupboard.

We had a lovely evening in the chateau, the theme was autumn, and why not, we all made sausage casseroles, it was a beautiful evening, still warm, so no fire was need in the grande Salle.