Hello, I am Simone from 'The Bottom of the Ironing Basket' and I am from London, England.
Charlotta and I have been reading each other's blogs for some time now and I was very flattered that she asked me if I would write something for her wonderfully stylish blog. I am also delighed that for a few weeks at least she is a little closer to me, spending happy times with her family in Sweden.....'skojar bara Charlotta!'
Without a doubt, Autumn is my most favourite time of year....the day that I unpack my scarves, knitwear and winter boots is a day of celebration for me!!
September is often a time of late sunny days in England and this year has been no exception....but slowly the weather is changing, the evenings are cooler and the leaves are starting to fall. It is a month that always has a hint of a "new start" about it....a 'back-to-school feeling'. Indeed my youngest child has just started full-time school for the first time and so it is a time of change for all of us.
This week I have been filling my afternoons with organising, de-cluttering and clearing out....making space for autumn.....finding wellington boots, walking boots, woolly hats and gloves.
I love nothing more than wrapping up in layers of clothing and heading out for a long walk....we are lucky enough to live minutes from London's Hampstead Heath and a bracing autumn walk taking bikes and scooters and hunting for the biggest leaves we can find followed by a steaming hot chocolate or a bowl of hot soup becomes our Sunday routine this time of year.