Yesterday, there was excitement at our mooring, as several of us had got together to organise a van, and to pick up two very large sacks of firewood. It is offcuts from a furniture company, and this lot cost us only £25 for what is in fact extremely good quality hardwood. Indeed, it does seem a shame to burn it!
The gathering of fuel for the colder months to come reinforces those feelings that Autumn bring, of the drawing in of the year and the passing of seasons. Stephen Fry, on his blog, puts it wonderfully, in his post Love Conkers All.