These are the days that October is made for. The most CRAZY beautiful 'can't quite believe what i am seeing' at 7:15 am on a Monday morning sun rises that you just wish you could pause and sit perched on the roof with a big blanket and a mug of TEA. Afternoons spent on a damp but crisp cycle ride where the winds whips through everything you are wearing but makes the leaves dance before you in such a pretty way that you barely notice. Re-fuelling in the best way possible - a second breakfast of scrambled eggs, grilled vine tomatoes and potato cakes with a generous handful of sharp, peppery watercress. Desserts fit for only a Queen, of walnut whip, almonds and the darkest, most bitter chocolate you shall ever taste. Marvelling at new and shiny CHRISTMAS concoctions of SUGARPLUM Liqueur, RHUBARB Vodka and PLUM Gin and creating cocktails in your head on the spot. And good, really very good sunsets that stop you in your tracks on a homeward chilly wander home.
This is October 'When it's Good.'