Early Autumn – The Londoner

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There is a distinct chill in the air that calls for knitting and steaming cups of spiced tea.

This morning it rained and rained, Lily and I put on our boots and went to the park to look for puddles.

Fall has finally arrived in Los Angeles.

This is our first American autumn and I intend to savor every last drop.

This afternoon we decorated the porch in true American fashion. Or so I deduced from the movies.

With pumpkins towers and a little help from my friend …

Pumpkins at home have always been the round, bright orange type that tastes a bit like cardboard but is great fun to make into lanterns.

A short trip to Trader Joes (my favorite supermarket, I think M&S meets a corner shop) provided an abundance of wonderfully misshapen and imperfectly perfect pumpkins.

Which we stacked randomly on both sides of the door.

Watch out for Martha Stewart!

Lily chose all the furniture herself and had very firm ideas about where everyone should go.

I can’t imagine where she gets it!

I don’t want to be all sloppy with you, this was supposed to be just a quick hello, but this is exactly the kind of thing I’ve always dreamed of doing with my little ones …

… and here I am getting ready for autumn with my kind, generous and funny baby girl.

Here are many happy returns.

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