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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Tunnel Inn Cirencester

I have eaten here on a few occasions and always found it a pleasant atmosphere with great food. more recently excellent food and it is with sadness I read of its closure. I hope, as with many others in the current climate, it can reopen soon ..

Rainy days and Mondays at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

well there are loads of chores to be doing before the clay here gets too saturated and they are not the most glamorous parts of Camelid care, rest assured, lol

you can always tell who actually uses their paddock hoovers when you visit – by the amount you can read on the instruction label on the handle front.. with ours – absolutely nothing can be read now! Tempting fate but a well used and totally reliable paddock hoover.


1st October, Forever Autumn

I woke this morning in tears, I do not know why – perhaps it is my favourite song Forever Autumn by Justin Hayward from War of the Worlds.. my deceased brothers favourite album, perhaps it is because I have lost so many loved ones since last Autumn and so many others I know have too, perhaps it is because around me in this world now I see beauty where others see and feel nothing but pain with more to come..

as we welcome October today perhaps I can give optimism by sharing some of the beauty I see daily with you ..

The Summer sun is fading as the year grows old

and darker days are drawing near

the winter winds will be much colder 

now you”re not here

I watch the birds fly south across the Autumn sky +

and one by one they disappear

I wish that I was flying with them, now you’re not here

Like the Sun through the trees you came to love me

Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away..

Through Autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way

you always loved this time of year

those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now

‘cos you’re not here

Rest in peace to all those we lost since last Autumn and hope in the beauty we can find in ourselves every day and the strength to continue this Autumn whatever it brings to all of us..

welcome October 2020


+ all photos bar the geese one in this post are my own and I do not know who took that to credit them.