Well, August is flying by! I had a lovely week vacation at the seaside – the weather was incredible and I took my daughter to the races and yearling sales and we saw some lovely horses. (and there was polo, of course, as my husband is working there until the end of the month!) Then it was back home to another marathon week of work, which Imanaged to wrap up yesterday, so I’m going to putter about today and maybe look wistfully ut the wiondow and think of going into the garden – but I won’t. It’s fall, and that means the chiggers and spiders are out in swarms and I am literally bitten up all over – and the bites itch. Oh well – now I’m waiting impatiently for the first freeze – I think I’ll still be alive by then, lol. The dry, very hot weather has aggravated the chigger condition, and I have to stop wanting to do gardening work – everything is burnt dry as straw anyway – but the other day I wanted to harvest my lavender and my silver dollar plants (the lavender goes in a big bowl in the kitchen and gets turned into sachets or I use it to freshen the vacuume cleaner. And the silver dollar plants are so pretty when you pick them at the right time – you get a huge lovely bouquet to last the winter. )And so I’m covered with bites, lol.And just an aside – My cousin gave me the most wonderful tea – one for the morning (Earl Gray – French Blue, it’s called) and one for the night called Red Nile – Rooisbus with Marigold) So I sit at my desk with a pot of fragrant tea. It’s quite a change from my mug of coffee!