|Marie Claire Idées celebrates the start of autumn|
Everybody needs some familiarity with so much newness and busyness going on, so I made beef and onion pie for tea on the first day of term, lemon buns on the second day, and it will be plum crumble tonight.
|Pie in progress|
|Back to school buns|
|A sink full of free plums from the local park - destined to become a crumble|
I needed that comfort as much as the children did. As always, I felt bereft on the first day without them - the backpacks, PE bags and instruments disappeared from the hallway and the house felt too quiet and empty with no children in it.
|Bags in the hallway on the second day of term. Only the green one is mine.|