Sorry to go all learned with the title this week, we did a lot of John Keats at school and I remember a surprising amount of his poetry, which is odd as I have a really bad memory for most things.
The meadows are really changing at the moment, Autumn is here and although I never look forward to it, I love so much about it. The crunch of the Beechnuts underfoot is a particular pleasure, we have the most splendid Beech tree and I thoroughly enjoy walking under it to enjoy the sound and feel. The Autumn evening light is really beautiful, giving an almost ethereal feel, the berries are really bright at the moment, and this always reminds me to buy in plenty of red beads for the Christmas necklace rush.
We have an amazing pear crop this year, I baked some last night and they were delicious so I shall now bore you with the recipe! Cut pears in half and scoop out the core, drizzle with golden syrup or (if you're rich) Maple syrup, sprinkle a few chopped almonds, walnuts or other nut of choice (this recipe contains nuts), bake for 20-30 minutes. Glorious. We had ours with ice cream, but I suppose that's not compulsory...
I must just tell you of yesterday's excitement - only 200 yards from our door we saw a Kingfisher, always a joy, you just can't beat those colours.
By the way, there are new items on the website this week, why not have a look.
The weekly ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.