On a lighter note there has certainly been an Autumnal note to the weather here, the temperatures are dropping earlier each day. The stove has now had the flue cleaned and is good to go so we have had a fire the last couple of evenings. The stove gives a cosy warmth and a rosy glow. Add the beautiful sunsets and it is an idyllic place to be.
Idyllic...sadly the midges were rife yesterday so difficult to be out and about. We had a trip into Stornoway to pick up some supplies and they were unbearable. Who knew something so small could be so irritating? I have already been using some skin-so-soft that was recommended by the locals so hopefully I will remain bite free.
Whilst out and about I did call into the Charity shops and picked up a couple of patterns to add to my ever growing collection for 5p each...
..and a Winter quilt magazine for 30p. I had a lovely hour last night browsing and dreaming. There are some beautiful creations, if only I had the skill. I am realistic about my limitations but at 30p it was lovely to look through.
I had some soap compound left over from a previous project, so put it to good use this week, making a soap each for the Grandchildren. The centre of each holding a small dinosaur, they will have fun with them.
Both Wilbur and Daisy started school this week, Daisy is loving it. Long may that last. Wilbur told his Mummy he has better things to do with his life. Thankfully he is still going in without tears or a tantrum. He needed a project bag so one was dutifully made, filled with love and posted.
Finally Mickey has been constantly in the garden this week, standing and guarding us for hours on end...
...keeping a wary eye on the Canadian geese, they are prolific at the moment. Although for obvious reasons I am unable to get a decent photo of them.
Christmas has come early to our household and a start has been made, early due to the fact that we will be visiting family November. Visiting and bearing gifts but I will save that for my next post. At the moment our thoughts are on all those affected by the devastation caused by the fires and hurricane Irma, we have been in touch with friends in Florida to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers. All we can do now is watch and wait.
Take care and see you soon.