|chestnuts and a parasol toadstool|
I heart Autumn. I really do.
In education Autumn represents the start of a new year. Full of promises and excitement.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY
My birthday falls in Autumn.
The trees are all wearing MY colours.
And Nigel and I get to forage.
This year we had the added bonus of David and Carolyn coming to stay. Carolyn wears Autumn colours too, otherwise I obviously wouldn’t have invited them.
The other really cool thing about them was that even after knowing us for twenty-five years, they still took our word for it that the big toadstools were edible and consumed my risotto without blenching.
They’ve gone home to the North East now. I’m sure we’d hear if they’d suffered from our toadstools.
Unless of course they’re seated paralysed and drooling in a layby on the M1.
But they won’t be. Things never go wrong in Autumn!
Autumn’s so great.