I'm aware the above paragraph makes me sound like like some terribly smug country mother who skips along with a trug and probably has a pastel Aga in the kitchen, but the reality is my car needed work last week which cost a fortune so I'm basically scrumping for free food.
Anyway. While I was in my mate's garden I spotted this rather raggedy flower hanging over the brick path and it brought it home to me that summer is on its last legs and autumn is on its way.
Back to school for the kids in a few days and before you know it, it will be misty mornings, frosty nights and the flip flops will be packed away for another year.
As my younger daughter would say *sad face*