Although we didn't actually celebrate Guy Fawke's Night, our thoughts are with everyone back home in England as they feast on sausages, chestnuts and watch fireworks light up the sky.
We did, however, celebrate Halloween. Carving, cutting, fleshing and cooking a plump pumpkin was the order of the day but sadly, no trick or treaters to keep us on our toes.We have also got back into the game of conkers and are roughly about halfway through a marathon game that sees both side about equal. It could be a nail-biting finish to the end!
On a more sombre note, November 1st is a time for refelection and to visit graves and memorials. Personally, it is a time to pay tribute to the war heroes who gave up their lives for their country.
It's also a time to puff up those puffers and get out the gloves again. That autumn chill is in the air again. JG.