For many years, we have travelled to Scotland for our main holiday (other short breaks usually consist of stay-cations in Britain or the odd long weekend in France, usually Normandy). We toured Scotland for our honeymoon trip, and in subsequent years stayed in various picturesque locations with our young daughters in tow; it has become very much part of a family tradition, and although our daughters are now 21 and 18 respectively, they seem to appreciate the tradition as they still - for the moment - want to come with us!
On our return, the advent of September is invariably nearing, and so I often associate the little knick-knacks we bring back from our travels with a fresh look in the house for Autumn, which begins almost exactly on my birthday (the 21st September) but which for me will always be associated with September as a whole. Thus the Arran Aromatics entitled 'After the Rain' brought home have directed golden-hay hues for the downstairs cloakroom (see future post); and the blues and purples of the pieces collected and pictured here, add cool but dreamy tones to the Autumn vibes in the End Room, creating an air of reverie and reflection - all in good time for the fresh start which September will hopefully bring.
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