Looking back over the past couple of weeks at the photos I have taken has made me realise that although it feels like a bit of an uphill struggle at the moment, there have been some really wonderful moments and all of it so, so autumnal.
We were lucky enough to be invited to stay in a beautiful house with friends in mid Wales, we paddled in streams, walked up mountains and got looked at by sheep.
We've been walking back in our very own Mendips too, finding bear caves, woody streams and rich brown bracken topped moorland.
I'm also being charmed all over again by our pretty little City. How many people have to walk past a moat in order to get to the swings?
And who cannot get excited about carving up a spotty pumpkin... the gnarliest we could find, and the instructions were to make a happy pumpkin... no scary pumpkins in our house this year.
I've even being doing a (very little) bit of crafting. I'm knitting a vest, and love love loving the autumnal colours in my yarn.
So, uphill it may be at the moment, but we sure are having some nice times too.