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Autumn Equinox

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We can already see the shortening of days with the sun rising later and setting earlier. I’ve really enjoyed riding my bike with Richard in the early evenings most of our Summer but soon those days will come to an end until Spring here in the south… We still have a few weeks left, hopefully and then I’ll possibly start riding during the mornings if I have a chance…

Jen and Erin’s exams are almost over, just one more to go, Life Science on Monday and then the term is finished until after the first week of April. I managed to fit a little knitting into today while Erin had her tennis lesson this afternoon. Tomorrow is a public holiday here in South Africa so I’ll get to spend the day with my Richard. Shame, he seems to have developed shin-splints and is lying down with a pack of frozen veggies on his leg at the moment. The kids have organised to go out with their friends, our children are all growing up so quickly, Jen will be 17 in a few months! I often hear how fleeting these early childhood years are from many friends whose children are grown so I consciously try to appreciate all the precious moments I have with my loves.

We’ll probably celebrate the Autumn Equinox on Saturday with friends and have a braai. What will you do to celebrate the equinox?

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Sunday

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Thank you so much for writing all those wonderful emails and Ravelry messages about my Willa Whale pattern! I feel so blessed to be able to connect with such lovely knitters from all over the world! Willa Whale’s   pattern was downloaded for free by 546 people over that last two days before the coupon code expired and I am overjoyed that she is so loved. Her pattern is still trending at no.1 on Ravelry, I have never had a pattern trend at no.1 before and each time I check and still see her there my heart skips a beat with utter glee!! Thank you all so much!

We had a tremendous rain storm here last night and this morning our garden looked so fresh and inviting, I wanted to capture the raindrops on the lemons and the Autumn leaves on the ground…

Richard returned back from his Sani 2 Sea challenge on Friday and recorded quite a lot of video footage from the race, it was beautiful! The scenery was spectacular! As he was downloading the videos from the camera, it seized and now when we look at the SD card, it has no video files on it!! I have been trying to recover these files for him since yesterday. There is so much software out there claiming to recover lost files and it does not work. He is quite devastated about it. Please, if you know anything about recovering video files on an SD card I would love to hear from you!! He was using a GoPro camera.

Have a lovely Sunday

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Autumn Equinox

Autumn Leaves

Leaves are turning brown and giving us the most spectacular show of colour. Welcome Autumn…

Autumn Jen Knitting

Jen is busy knitting herself a hat for winter, it’s the Earflap Hat by The Sitting Tree.

Autumn Biscuits

I baked peanut butter biscuits. I love having a biscuit or two with my tea, don’t you?

Autumn Veggie Beds

The veggie beds have been dug over and compost has been added. I’m hoping to mend a few of the sides of these raised wooden veggie beds this weekend.

Happy Equinox to all in the north and the south!

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Delicious Souties Squash

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Our Souties squash were finally ready to be harvested this weekend, we picked a whole bag full and I baked some of them for our Sunday lunch. I can honestly say, this is the most delicious squash I have ever tasted! Full of flavour, soft, creamy and yummy! Richard removed their stalks and cut them in half for me and then into the oven they went to bake for about half an hour. I added butter, salt and pepper beforehand and was hoping to add some crumbed feta but to my great sadness, we didn’t have any! (They were still awesome without the cheese though).  I also made sure I saved seeds for next years planting and will definitely have a bed of this squash growing each year. I found these wonderful heirloom seeds at Livingseeds and must buy some other seeds for our winter planting.

PS If you haven’t entered Liz’s lovely pattern giveaway from The Sitting Tree, go here.

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