Monday, 25 August 2008

Bank Holiday Monday

Well - it's another Bank Holiday Monday. Two and a bit years ago (Gosh - how time flies - that two and bit years has gone by so quickly!!) I wrote a long piece on here about Bank Holiday Mondays from the past here so I'm not going to do that again - just click on the word 'here' if you're interested enough to go back and read it. I do like Bank Holiday Mondays though. It's an extra day off from work, and it's a bit like a special gift. This one is the last one of the year, well until Christmas (how many shopping days - anyone?) but they kind of mark the passing of the summer. First you get Easter Monday, then Mayday, then Spring Bank Holiday and then finally the August Bank Holiday (today!).  September starts next week - and I love September - after all it's my birth month, but I love the way the leaves change and nature gets everything ready for the oncoming winter. It's not that I'm fed up of the Summer, because I'm not - but by the time September comes round I'm feeling ready for the change. Mind you - it does mark another year going by..which reminds us all of the inexorable passing of time - which can't be halted no matter how much we would sometimes like to stop it and take a bit of a breather!!

Soon, all the leaves on the trees will turn gold and red - which is the loveliest sight ever, the grass stops growing, and all the berries appear juicy and red on the trees - a veritable feast to be collected by little animals everywhere preparing for the long winter sleep (I wish I could have a long winter sleep!)

The weather gets cooler and crisper - something else that I always welcome, and I love those misty autumn early mornings which are quite peculiar to Britain. I even quite like it getting dark earlier and the shorter days because it means I can get cosy on the sofa without feeling guilty because I should  be out 'doing' more. I especially love those winter days when the sky is bright blue and the ground is frosty white - and the sun is shining a pale wintry yellow and everything is still and quiet first thing in the morning. It's quite magical.

When I was a girl I used to really like the beginning of October because that meant that that Halloween was coming, and then Bonfire night, and then it was just one more month until I could start getting excited about Christmas!!! Now I don't really like Christmas because it just means going into the red at the bank !!!

This October I have Amelia's Christening to look forward to - did I tell you that I have been chosen from thousands to be her Godmother? Honoured!!!

Anyway - enough waffling - whatever you decided to do on this last Bank Holiday Monday of the year - I hope you have fun !!! 

2 comments:

  1. It's so refreshing to hear that someone else likes autumn - it's my favourite too (birthday's being 3 days apart probably has something to do with that).A lot of my friends think I'm miserable for liking it, what do they know - beach junkies! See you in 5 weeks as yesterday, do you think Dan will be able to come? xx

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  2. It's so refreshing to hear that someone else likes autumn - it's my favourite too (birthday's being 3 days apart probably has something to do with that).A lot of my friends think I'm miserable for liking it, what do they know - beach junkies! See you in 5 weeks as yesterday, do you think Dan will be able to come? xx

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