Our son's been at school for nearly three weeks now. I love the school run. We have a 15 minute walk, mostly through a large local park which has a playground, cricket pitch and football pitches.
This morning, the sun was breaking through the clouds, the grass was being cut and I could smell summer and autumn mixed into one. Crunchy leaves were being crushed by our buggy wheels. The wind had the slight chill of autumn to it, but the sun was warming everything up. It was quiet.
The trees are all on the turn, and there are signs everywhere that the weather will turn cold at any moment. For now though, I'm loving this mild autumn weather, with its smells, crunchy leaves and signs that things are starting to change. I love our school run.