Not Not Camping


It's been different this year. It's been better. I've liked having company but I've enjoyed the change of pace having fewer people in the house brings. They return this afternoon however, bringing with them laundry and woodsmoke.

I've made a belated birthday cake for George, a lemon drizzle. The lollies look and taste great and against all expectation there was enough caramel sauce left to make a second batch of caramel salt ice cream.

Now that our holidays are over and despite another three weeks of school holidays I am beginning to look forward to autumn. Quite a lot.


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  1. Me too, with the looking forward to autumn. A change of season brings out the repressed organizer in me. I shall soon sit round looking at your last year's September sampler to get totally with the vibe.

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  2. Your lollies look divine Sue, enjoy having your family back x

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  3. You did well keeping the caramel, I would have eaten the lot before it got another chance.

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  4. Your lollies are such pretty colors.

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  5. I am so looking forward to autumn - it's my favourite season! I can't wait to see what yummy things you make during the best months of the year!

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  6. Autumn is the loveliest season, I think, and even poor weather doesn't seem as disappointing as it does in summer.

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  7. I am not sure that I am ready for Autumn yet.

    I think that is the largest Lemon Drizzle cake I have ever seen!

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    1. It's half the size now Toffeeapple! It was 8 inches across.

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  8. Envying your lollies Sue, they look delicious. Couldn't agree more about looking forward to autumn. Feeling rather excited by the prospect!

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  9. Autumn is my favourite season,I'm SO NOT a summer person. I'm really looking forward to berry foraging and jam making and crocheting again.:)

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  10. Your posts always make me hungry! But I don't like to hurry the year on and it's been such a lovely summer I don't want it to finish....

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  11. I've loved your Not Camping posts each year, and this has been different to be sure. But hey, we can all do with the occasional shake-up. I will be Actually Camping in a week or so as the Mollies are dancing at the Towersey Festival and I'm playing. Why did I let myself be talked into 4 nights under canvas in a big field?????

    Like you, about now, my thoughts turn with relief to Autumn, even though I no longer have a couple of noisy boys to contend with, just habit I suppose. At least we have HAD some sun this summer!

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  12. Glad you had a good week Sue. Hope you rip through that laundry at the speed of light.

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  13. A memory just popped into my head ... there was a summer when my junior age children decided it was incredibly funny to say 'Ooh, lick a lolly', at anything and everything, for weeks, always following up with rapid descents into hysterical giggling. Not too endearing at the time but clearly on this occasion my subconscious is telling me I'd love to do just that. Those lollies look delish :)

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  14. I'd like to squeeze a couple more weeks out of summer but yes I do love autumn - or more I think the change of season, the promise of the 'new year' (too long working in eduction) and the chance to wrap up and make scarves!

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  15. The light is so much prettier at this time of year but I'm not quite ready for the dark mornings and evenings.

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  16. I always feel a bit guilty to say it, but I am looking forward to Autumn too - for the change it always brings mostly.

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  17. oh an me! I love Autumn too! I want to join the club!

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    1. I really think it's a blogger thing. Bloggers love autumn.

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  18. I like the sound of your Not Camping very much. And I look forward to autumn every year, without fail. It's the best season by far. x

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  19. I so get it about looking forward to autumn. I like early summer when the evenings are long and the garden is manageable. By the time it gets to August I'm fed up with the heat and the need to constantly water the straggly flowerbeds. (I appreciate that not everyone has my approach to gardening!)
    [ love autumn for its crispness and smell.

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