“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
Nora Ephron – “You’ve Got Mail”
I think the above quote from my most favourite film “You’ve Got Mail”, sums up Autumn to me, especially the children going back to school which they did today in our village and at the Senior School. Obviously our two are all grown up now and quite relieved not to be going to school (!) but it still reminds me of them going to school.
As it is #TBT I thought I would show you pictures of the boys when they were at school!!! You may have seen them before, if you read my Blog regularly, but I like the walk down memory lane!!!!
Eldest above, 2005 aged 10 and just starting his last year at the Village Primary school.
Youngest above in 2005, aged 6 just starting Year 1 at the village Primary School.
Here is Eldest at the start of his last year of main part of Senior School in 2010 aged 15.
Here is Youngest at the start of his last year of main part of Senior School in 2015 aged 15.
I love this time of year, although it won’t be the same this year because all the fun things we do in the Autumn have been cancelled because of Covid!!! Things are also starting to get cancelled now towards Christmas including all the festive lights switch ons!!!! I think this year is going to be a Scrooge Christmas!!!! I am sure families will have a lovely Christmas at home and we will certainly be making it a lovely time, it’s all the Carol Concerts which won’t be happening and the Nativities, parties and get togethers! I can’t see much changing between now and Christmas and the same goes for the swimming club! Hey ho!
I found that whilst we were on holiday obviously everywhere we went we wore face masks and I don’t mind because it is keeping us and everyone else safe, but I did find that it did take some of the enjoyment out of trips. Usually my good friend Jayne and I go Christmas shopping together in Nottingham. We have a lovely day seeing all the Christmas displays in the shops, getting those extra few gifts and have a lovely lunch. I have not spoken to her yet about it, we usually go in November, but I am not sure whether she will want to go!! I don’t know if it will be the same having to wear face masks.
Just to depress you even more there is only three months to go to Christmas!!!!!
I have already been thinking about presents for those we buy for and have come up with a plan! It is slightly cheating but also will help out after the year we have had! For the adults we buy for I am going to get Gift Vouchers at their favourite restaurants and a bottle of wine! That way if it is still such a pain going shopping I can organise things from home. I think I will also be ordering quite a bit on line!!!
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed my start of Autumn here on the Blog, I have to get dinner ready now as we are at swimming tonight and tomorrow night and Saturday morning too!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs & Love, Susie xx