There has been a notable change in the last week or so telling us that we are heading into Autumn. The evenings are drawing in and the air has that crispness or chill to be more accurate that signals the Sun’s warmth will be focused elsewhere. The landscape on my journey to work has been changing with ploughing and cultivation being the focus on much of the land.
Brown has now become the dominant colour, replacing the greens and golden colours. Fields are now static where only a few weeks ago the breeze would create ripples through barley and wheat. At Rocknife we have moved into the season of Christmas Fairs, yes hear me correctly Christmas will soon be upon us. We start on September 26th/27th with the Early Early Christmas Fair in Tidworth Wiltshire.
This is a well-established event that supports the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Following on immediately, 27th/28th is the Whittlebury Charity Shopping Fair taking place in Whittlebury Park, Northants. This event supports Helen & Douglas House that provides hospice care for children and young adults, Macmillan Cancer Support and Child Bereavement UK. Then between 18th - 20th October we will be at the Rockbourne Fair held at the Salisbury Racecourse. This event provides support to the Stars Appeal Hospital’s Charity.
Then we head to the Westonbirt Charities Fair on the 24th/25th October taking place in Tetbury in aid of Home Start, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and Toucan for children that provides emotional support through play therapy. No doubt by the time we head to Olympia London at the end of October for the Spirit of Christmas Fair the leaves will be falling like rain. Our expectations of the weather adjust during this period, we expect wind, rain and cold whereas during the summer time we feel cheated if the sun’s not out. Change should be welcomed, not feared.