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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking
Dublin is a great place to walk around. The inner city is small enough to allow you to wander from a to b quite easily and it is really quite flat. So when I left my afternoon appointment yesterday I decided to let my feet do the walking and my mind wander.
My brogue clad feet tapped on the path as I walked, a steady tattoo of sound my companion as I walked down the leafy streets of a south side Georgian terrace. For the first time in months I had to shrug a jacket on to stop the wind from chilling my bones and maybe it was my imagination playing tricks on me but I thought that the air smelt colder, announcing that Autumn had truly arrived.
Unlike so many others I quite enjoy this time of year: the riot of colours in the parks and lining the streets; the comfy cardigans; hot plates of soup and the first lit fires of the season I sit next too while I knit.
As I walked my thoughts changed, plans made way to dreams and I allowed myself to be excited by possibilities, no matter how unsure or far away they seemed. So, while I know the rain and winds that this time of year brings may dampen my mood at times, I am quite looking forward to the next few months, and I hope that for me autumn won’t just be the end of something but also the beginning. And if not – well at least it also means Christmas isn’t too far anymore.
I love the lengthening days and the bright blue skies of a June afternoon (when we get them!) but there is something about this time of year: cosying in, lighting candles with dinner, the hearty meals (though not too fond of the dark mornings!). We’re getting the best of both worlds at the moment as we light fires outside in our fire pit or inside in the fireplace. Bliss.