Winter is definitely marching towards us, isn't it? It's felt chillier on the whole, my hands are suffering (dry, swollen and sore cuticles, which isn't a good look) and instead of packing things away, warmer clothes - and my gloves - have been coming out this week. I've worn the heaviest blanket-type wrap and although I was too warm I think it'll be getting more regular outings. I'm not quite in a coat yet - I'm not a fan, unless it's very chilly, and I normally succumb at some point, but not yet I hope!
I've been mixing up my walking commute, both with routes and modes of transport. There's been more late nights at work than there should be and so there's been more buses home too. I know a walk would do me good but often when I'm done, I'm done and just want to get back, so if there's a bus that suits me. If there's no traffic too, then that feels like a win!
Theres been more park walks too then there has been for a while - I think the autumn leaves are calling me back. When I looked at my phone I realised I'd taken plenty of photos, so my subconscious must have been missing the autumnal views across Greenwich Park.
It's not hard to see why, is it?
It's also felt as if we've made that turn towards Christmas in the past week too. It's even more prevalent than before in the shops, there's been the Christmas adverts (which I've seen none of) and even I've secured a Christmas delivery slot and ordered a turkey.
This week I've been tired too, mentally. My to do lists are ambitious (as always) and with planning they're doable - but I've also realised I can be a last minute kind of girl, which seems at odds with the ultra-planner I am too. Hopefully there'll be a sensible dose of the kick-ass and get things done going on too.
There's been more gardening - the hibiscus is moved into a sheltered spot - and a meal cooked by MOH, which I appreciate however it'd be much more relaxing if I wasn't up and down to answer his questions, find a suitable dish or an ingredient, or needed to do the onion, prep the veg or dish up. That said a meal cooked for you tastes all the better for it, doesn't it?
This week I've a full week ahead, with a conference in town on Tuesday, plus a blog evening out and a memorial rugby mtch at our local ground. I'm also hoping there'll be time to catch up on some blog reading (I worked out just how poor I'd been as a linky host recently - so have quite some catching up to do) and some Christmas crafts. I'm also heading off to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas next weekend, leaving MOH at home to tackle his Christmas puds - they've become tradition, and this weekend I've remembered its best if I'm out!