There’s been a real hint of autumn in the air over the last few days & Abby & I are very pleased about that. Autumn is my favourite time of year – probably because I’m so relieved summer is over for another year, but I just have so much more energy in autumn. I start making plans for the garden, start thinking about all the baking I’ll do in the cooler months ahead & look forward to winter Sunday afternoons of reading. Abby has already started getting into her autumn/winter routine. Instead of sleeping in the garden or under the tree in the front garden after her morning patrol, she prefers to settle down inside when the weather cools down. That’s my old dressing gown she’s snuggling into. She decided it was time I bought a new one not long after she came to live with me by snuggling down into it one day when I’d left it thrown over the couch. She looked so comfortable that I just left her to it & bought a new one for myself.