I got these lovely dahlias on my way back home through a trail of Lincolnshire villages. They were on sale outside someone's house for £1 a bunch and I couldn't resist getting two. They're a bright, though temporary, sunny souvenir. All week I saw lots of home grown produce for sale on little tables outside houses - flowers, apples, vegetables and eggs - and it felt very bountiful and autumnal. I loved that people were selling things they'd grown themselves.
Speaking of home made, today is the beginning of my Homebrew Experiment. I've been wanting to try it for awhile so today I got a 'U Brew' 7 day white wine starter kit and got it going. The boozy experiment is now sitting on a tray on the coffee table, fermenting and looking totally out of place, but it's the best place in the house to keep it at room temperature; the cellar and spare room are too cold, it would be in the way wherever I put it in our bedroom and the kitchen is tiny. In seven days I'll have six bottles of something...I just don't know if it will be drinkable or, er, something else.