By October, the chilly nights and crispy mornings indicate that winter is coming. Throughout history, it has been a time to prepare.
Apples have always been symbols of mysticism and love both in art and religion. But they are so much more than that.
It's strange to think how a sticky, sweet substance made by insects can wield so much power.
There were times during my childhood when we holidayed during the new school term, in September. It seemed to me, as an eight-year-old, that we were indulging in some kind of secret activity. In those days the holiday was in Wales, which still remains my favourite country.
Most weekends we have sausage toasties for breakfast. Other times we have bangers and mash or sausage casserole. And of course, the classic full English breakfast. Sausages. They are so terribly British.