While most of us have had the shivers courtesy of the shenanigans across the Atlantic that have everyone on edge, poor Jessica Norrie has had to deal with her own challenges… tripping and falling on what should have been a wonderful autumnal walk through Epping Forest. (we lived in South Woodford for 9 years so know those root laden trails well!) Head over and read her very entertaining (sorry Jessica) account of the aftermath.
Six weeks ago I was in Japan, loving it so much I thought I could teach English there if I ran low on funds. I also have plans for Iceland, Cuba, India, Sri Lanka….
On Wednesday 2nd Nov, my horizons narrow. It’s a beautiful autumn day. Trees glow, low sun brushes everything gold. I drive to Epping Forest for a walk. The forest is almost luminous on this shining day. Most trees still have most leaves, but there’s already a crisp carpet of brown, red and yellow on the forest floor. Shuffling through is as fun now as it was in childhood, but we walk fast: it’s only 10am and the temperature is invigorating.
Connaught Water, Epping Forest. Photo by Nikkii Barnett.
It’s the end of the year but the springtime of my ideas: the novel to which I’ve been doggedly adding 1000 words a day for the past month is taking…
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