Summer has made another brief appearance here in London this week so it feels a bit strange to be posting about my autumn essentials. Be that as it may, I have been lulled into a false sense of security by the weather here before and this time I am not falling for it – I am forging ahead with my autumn preparations despite the heat! It wouldn’t be autumn without chilly evenings spent under a fluffy throw on a snuggly armchair reading a good book, or devouring warming casseroles, or bundling up for a walk through the park. I’m also hoping to refine my baking and gardening skills and fit in a few pampering sessions. That should take us right into winter when the real hunkering down will begin! On that note, let me get back to the sun!