Season Of Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness – John Keats


The clocks have gone back, and the nights are drawing in. Time to embrace the glorious autumn colours, and cosy up in front of a fire.  Those of you who are well organised (we exclude ourselves from this group!) will no doubt be making  chutneys, and other preserves, and stocking up on ingredients  for ‘stir up’ Christmas pudding Sunday later in the month.

If cooking isn’t your thing then it’s time to turn your attention to home interiors. For those fortunate enough to have a fireplace to accommodate a fire or wood burner you won’t regret investing in one (making sure of course that your chimney has been swept first), there are plenty to choose from including some great designs from Jotul, Charnwood, and Chesneys, and if you’re looking for an alternative fuel that doesn’t require a chimney you could try Ecosmart Fire.  Of course not all of us can have a fire but there are other ways of keeping your feet toastie warm including the addition of a warm shaggy rug, Modern Rugs has some great designs to choose from, alternatively if you’re already doing some home renovations you may like to consider underfloor heating, it works with many different kinds of flooring including engineered wood and tiles, Tile Mountain offers a good choice of electric underfloor heating and tile options.

And when you’ve finished inside, don’t forget the wildlife outside. Birds, hedgehogs and other animals really appreciate food being left out for them as it gets colder, and if you’re not sure which is the right type for them then take a look at products from the The RSPB and The RSPCA, both organisations will benefit from any purchase you make.

Finally after a great walk on a Sunday afternoon return home to enjoy, a pot of tea, toasted crumpets and of course a favourite teatime cake!