Summer in California for the OTW family is rapidly coming to a close and thoughts turn to a return to a wet, windy England. The shops here fill more and more with autumn (fall) goods, with the smells of pumpkin spice reminding of the changes to come. Escaping from what I read is England's coldest summer for 20 years was a great idea after the pretty dire winter we had and I can only hope we have stored up some warmth for the coming slog this winter. If I sound a bit down I suppose I am as the little OTW girls and boy have had a few weeks of absolute freedom and now a colder reality and environment beckons. The few dry autumn days ahead coupled with wholesome English food do however promise some joys plus the prospect of a great fruit crop means lots of fun for the little ones as we crush and bottle the resulting avalanche of apples,damsons,quince and plums. So its time for one last round of California sun and then its blighty here we come.