Tuesday 30 September 2008
Well, that’s the end of September then. October will be here tomorrow. In a way it’s a relief to get to the end of September because we can now stop saying things like ‘it’s not very summery, is it?’ and saying ‘isn’t it autumnal?’ Autumn seems to be on track with a profusion of crane-flies (also known as gollywhackers and skeeter-eaters, according to Wikipedia although we usually call them daddy-long-legs), a burst of reds and browns from the trees, fallen leaves, misty mornings and the smell of apples in the air. I like autumn.
I downloaded a free program the other day called PhotoJoy which scans your computer for photos – hey, I’ve got loads of those – and puts them in collages for your desktop and screensavers. I’m not usually one for such novelties and haven’t bothered with screensavers since I discovered that the monitor isn’t going to burn an image there for eternity, at least not on the modern ones, but these are really attractive and fascinating. If you fancy downloading the program yourself and having a look it can be found here.
I’m off tomorrow to the Dairy Event at the Bath and West Showground so I’ll take my camera along. This is a show dedicated more to farmers than the general public and although there will be animals there if all is well with no movement restrictions, we probably won’t go to look at them. Gordon is far more interested in the machinery and I’ll follow on behind until overcome with boredom, at which time I’ll mooch off on my own to find something more interesting to me, which will no doubt involve samples of cheese or ice-cream. A lot of the companies we deal with will be there offering coffee, cakes and pasties come lunch-time to their (hopefully) loyal customers. I wonder if they realise we’re less easy to sway with hospitality and more impressed with a better deal nowadays? Having said that, we’ll happily accept their hospitality since it’s there!