It may sound strange but I can smell autumn in the air! I’ve spent the last few days in the beautiful Lake District, it was particularly autumnal and I loved it! Bronze, gold and and teak coloured leaves lay scattered across the roads, the leaves still on the trees rapidly changing colour and ready to drop, morning dew delicately dripping down the windows, the light nights slowly drawing in followed by cool fresh mornings and beautiful sunsets.
I didn’t do anything particularly adventurous or challenging for once, but my time spent there was very special all the same. Time spent on the pier at Coniston watching the sun set over the mountains, followed by a quick scramble up Stickle Pike to sit under the moon and watch the world go by. The next morning the sunrise was spectacular as I drove home; morning mist sat in the valley glowing white against the bright red sky, the moon still visible in the distance. These are the moments that make me appreciate how lucky I am.
There’s just something about autumn that brings a smile to my face and makes me feel warm inside. This summer has been filled with adventures in the sun but now winter is on its way and I know more adventures will follow. And sometimes the best adventures are those that involve the simplest of things.