After a glorious summer that seemed to continue well into September, I’m trying hard to be upbeat about the autumn. This isn’t a season I look forward to, perhaps as it’s a time I associate with returning to school after the long summer holidays, or with the colder, darker evenings to come. It feels like a time for knuckling down to old routines and sewing buttons on to winter coats.
But this is no place for me to discuss my inner psyche, besides, Tara Knight enjoys this time of year and reminds us it’s a time to prepare for feasting and for all off the lovely comforting soups, stews and mulled cider we can enjoy in the coming weeks and months (p.20).
As for schooldays, Lynn Nicholls talks about some of the inspirational people who may have set off on a particular career path, only to discover that what they would really like to do is to train as a teacher (p.26).
If you are thinking of staying in and hibernating, Emma Beatty encourages us to get out there and enjoy all of the cultural entertainment that our city has to offer (p.40), and if you like walking and looking at art, join the Portsmouth Art Trail on 14th October. There’s even your very own trail guide in this month’s centre pages.
Kevin John Dean
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