The cottage felt a lot cooler this morning, a real nip in the air when I made my 6.45am cup of milky coffee. I peeped out the back door and lots of Autumnal coloured leaves lay on the hill top steps.Its such a peaceful time in the morning just before busy routines.... We'd had a lovely long weekend Friday and Monday - it's been lovely having extra holiday time with my partner who has been using up unused holiday time. I think he still has a floating 6 days to use so I might get a few more long weekends leading up to winter. The Monday was a Bank hol due to the Queens funeral. But Friday we decided to head to Market day in Totnes. Oh its just such a wonderful atmosphere every time we visit, musicians playing on the street, lots of organic produce, friendly cafes, lots of little independent shops, antiques market, thrifty shops... And bookshops... And of course I came home with goodies! We definitely needed some a cheerful escape... The News has been awfully sad of late.