And before we had time to appreciate it September has gone.
A decent month here in the East weather wise compared to many parts of the country, no storms and quite mild so the grass kept growing and the patio doors were often open.
As promised here are pictures. The colour is a sort of green/gold which hasn't really come out well in the photos. I do like plenty of scatter cushions to liven things up! 3 came with the sofa and chair, 4 from boot sales and two cushion covers bought from Dunelm have been put on old cushions.
I've got a quote to replace my patio outside of those patio doors next spring. Some of the old slabs will be used round the corner where the old oil tank once stood and the rest will be stored down the side entrance way ready for relaying sometime in the future. Making the path there two slabs wide instead of one and to stop the mess of weeds/plants/shingle.
Apart from the furniture the rest of spending was just below normal. Only one fill up with diesel for the car which means there will be two next month and food spending was lower than usual and that just means it will be more next month! No getting away from buying food and diesel and paying Council Tax, electric and phone bills.
My last two books read in September have both been really good.
Book 7 was Jane Thynne- The Words I Never Wrote. Fiction. (Published 2020) This is the story of two English sisters Irene and Cordelia born in the early 1900's. As they grow they are very close always confiding in each other but when Irene marries a German Industrialist in 1936 she is whisked away to Berlin. Cordelia then gets a job as a journalist in Paris. As Europe heads towards war Cordelia begs her sister to leave Germany but with her husband being a Nazi sympathiser it's not as easy as it sounds. 70 years later, in present day New York, Juno Lambert buys a 1931 Underwood Typewriter which once belonged to well known American journalist Cordelia Capel and finds an unfinished novel. Juno decides she wants to know more about Cordelia and Irene to fill in the blanks about why the sisters became estranged.
The 8th book of the month, finished yesterday has been a fascinating read. Published in 2022 after Monica Wilde decides to live off foraged food for a year. This isn't as crazy as it sounds because she is an expert . Here is her website