The offspring are almost back at school (after all, what's one little INSET day when you've already done a half term spanning a fortnight). Actually, I sound as if I am grumbling about it when in actual fact I could easily have gone on an extra week - we were all shattered and in need of a break and a change of pace.
And some late Autumn sunshine really helped.
It was too beautiful to be squandered, so we chucked on our wellies and headed out for a walk that we used to do often when the boys were smaller.
It turned out to be slightly bittersweet - what used to take a whole afternoon was done and dusted in an hour. What a difference bigger legs make. Though they did try valliantly to re-capure times past by climbing in all the old familiar spots.
Autumn, you are photogenic, I'll give you that.