Turning Leaves

Turning Leaves

It feels a little strange to be on this blog, in this space, typing these words. Time has past, the blog has stood still, waiting patiently for me. I’m finding my way back, fingertips feeling for keys, mind reaching for the words turning in my mind. I’ve had a long break and it’s been long enough.

It’s kind of inevitable that this is the time of year that I would feel the inspiration and desire to start writing again. Autumn is the season I embrace the quickest and firmest with almost overnight changes to home, attire and cooking. At the first sense of change in the air I pull chocolate leather boots over skinny jeans, paint my nails with deep blackcurrent polish, light sweet and spicy scented candles, slowly cook sausages in a pan until they turn brown and sticky, and beat butter into creamy mash. I look forward to the festivities of Halloween and Bonfire Night and to planning Christmas. Autumn, the season of change, blows in on a cooler breeze, curling in and around the trees, the flowers, the earth. There is nothing unaffected by its touch; the animals and even we feel its presence.

Autumn is not the only inspiration I have right now. I’ve been spending a lot of time this summer by the sea surrounded by the English countryside. Time with friends and family, time alone, time to reach inward and time to look outward. I can think of nowhere better to connect with inner creativity. This summer I have been painting the sea with oil pastels, capturing the beauty of my surroundings through my camera lens, creating pirate adventure days (with a three year old, I should add). And I’m very much looking forward to writing and sharing with you once again.

Yes, it feels a little strange to be here. But it feels like I’ve come home.




  1. October 16, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Welcome home Julia…you have been sorely missed! X

  2. Rebecca Clark
    October 16, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    It so good to see you blogging again. Welcome back!

  3. October 16, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    It has been a while. Glad you are back and looking forward to hearing a lot from you. I have been on blogger download for a while also, but now that we have moved to Arizona, I am hopping the blogger juices with start bubbling again.

  4. October 17, 2014 / 8:58 am

    Welcome back Julia!!

    My blog is still running (7 years now) but I’m redesigning it… it will be completely different, and there will be more other things, not only food 😉

  5. October 18, 2014 / 11:59 am

    The best season to me 🙂
    It feels so good to read you again. Welcome back 🙂

  6. James D
    October 21, 2014 / 3:01 am

    Welcome back to the blogosphere Julia!

  7. October 22, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    Hey welcome back. I know blogging inertia. Autumn leaves the best.

  8. October 23, 2014 / 11:23 am

    Hey – welcome back! We thought you’d been abducted by aliens 🙂

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