Life lately has been exhausting, tiring and a little bit difficult. Tom has started an entirely new career which has taken some real readjusting for him, On the plus side we get evenings off together and every other weekend. On the down side we both get up really early, work long days, get home in the dark and are both tired. I'm readjusting to much less time to myself, boy did I take that for granted before! We're learning how to juggle this new routine, sharing chores (we are both crap at housework) and dealing with dinner.
The nights are drawing in, it's dark in the morning and dark in the evening, the lack of daylight is my least favourite thing about this time of year. However I love the crisp air, the upcoming festivities (Hallowe'en, Bonfire Night, a big reunion night, my birthday and Christmas!), the comfort food like stews and cauliflower cheese, layering up, knee high socks and snuggling under blankets. I always craft more during autumn and winter too and am looking forward to giving weaving another go.
I had today off work and had a pretty lovely day, I spent it brainstorming, writing out ingredient cards for favourite recipes, cleaning, dancing and singing along to Taylor Swift, sorting laundry and drinking tea. Oh and I watched Singing in the Rain for the first time ever!
So... life lately is crisp, grey, country, hearty and cosy.
PS. For dinner today we had bean burgers with homemade chips... they were sooo good! I got them pretty much perfect and could have eaten tonnes more :)