The sun is no longer rising at 4:30am. Sunset happens before 9pm. I stepped out of the office to grab a coffee and see the bright blue sky, but was greeted by the beginnings of a chill. Almost crisp.

It feels like meeting Scotland for the first time again. Autumn had only just begun when I stepped off the train in Glasgow Central Station.


Rowan trees are laden with berries that are begging to be turned into a jam, infused with rosemary.

In the evenings, we are starting to draw the curtains as we hear the radiators creaking.

And we occasionally go into a blind panic as the largest house spiders we’ve ever seen keep making their presence known. To be honest, it’s taking effort to keep the spiders from taking the shine off of the best time of year.