Well I am glad of the extra hour this morning –  our alarm was set for 6.30am!! As many of you already know, I live in Hill Head, and all of my life the landscape has included the Chimney at Fawley Power Station, but this morning at 7am, all 650 ft was demolished! So we were all up early to witness this.  It was such a shame that the weather was so awful, you couldn’t see it at all but so many people gathered at the beach, there were cars and pedestrians everywhere.  Two small bangs followed by one large boom and it was all over!  Just a faint flash and it was gone.  We have many photos of it and I can’t honestly say it will be missed, nonetheless, love it or loathe it, the skyline will never be the same…..
It’s Halloween today – the beginning of the observance of Allhallowtide, the time of the year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs and all the departed.  Some people really go to town with costumes, trick or treating, decorations and parties. I read somewhere that if you display a carved pumpkin, then you are happy to be visited by trick or treaters – I never knew that!
The inside of the shop has been dressed with orange and black, inspired by Halloween, which I think looks really striking.  It’s been a busy week, selling more boots again as the cooler, wet weather returns.
November tomorrow – time to start thinking ahead I guess.  I might just order some hotwater bottle holders and sofa socks from Pachamama as I think they’ll make great Christmas gifts.
Lyn will be back this week to tell us all about her holiday, but in
the meantime, sending you lots of love, good health and best wishes.
Look out for each other and be kind.
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