Is this because I am a lover of nature? Is it because I find that observing creation enriches my inner soul? Is it because I see, in the flaming red and orange trees, beauty which inspires my heart to leap with joy?
Regular readers will know that the answer to all these questions is: by 'eck as like. (This roughly translates as 'Are you joking, because Fran is to love of nature what a vegetarian is to love of steak tartare, a rack of ribs and garlic prawns on the side')
No. The reason I get really excited is that, when next door's tree is in full autumn colour, it matches my duvet cover.
Here is a picture of the type of tree in next door's garden:
And here is a picture of some bedding which is very like mine.
Our bedroom is at the back of the house, overlooking next door's garden. And there is a certain point in the year, about the end of October, when I can look into next door's garden .....
and then to our bed…