In a couple of weeks, the children will be returning to school, at the start of a new school year, with a new Teacher to guide them through the next year, and so time rolls inexorably on. I find it amazing sometimes to think that I am in the eighth decade of my life, but having lost close friends along the way, I am also very grateful to still be here to enjoy life. I mentioned around 18 months ago, when I celebrated my 70th birthday, that they say that when you are in your 70’s, you are in the sunset of your life. Well, visiting my number 1 daughter and granddaughter in Ibiza a week ago, I was blessed to view a wonderful sunset. As number 2 daughter and her young children were also with us, it made it doubly special.
We have had a long, hot Summer this year, with cloudless blue skies during the day, and balmy Summer evenings. What a wonderful treat! Whilst I have enjoyed these lazy, sunny days of Summer, am I the only one who is now looking forward to the evenings drawing in, lighting the lamps and making the home a warm and cosy place, with the onset of Autumn 🍂, putting away the sandals for another year, and going back to wearing boots and long trousers.
Each Season holds something very special for us to look forward to, whilst we also reflect on Seasons past. Perhaps that is one of the signs of getting a little older - reflecting on memories of times gone by.
Having said that, I also like to look forward - forward to making more memories with family and friends, and to realise how blessed I am.
Toodle pip for now.