The season change to Autumn has brought with it rain and the promise of more. I awoke in the early hours to the sound of it and lots of it. After a three hour intermission it has returned. A happy Easter has passed and somewhere in between the many festive activities the children made some quiet time for a spell of egg blowing and painting. The making of these colourful eggs is a favourite ritual and one that my older child now takes responsibility for organising and showing our younger one. Each year we add the new offerings to the previous years.