The Monthly Voice for September; what's been inspiring me, why moments of slow are as important as ever and how we make bedtime silly in order to help our daughter who has a habit of worrying.September has been and gone and brought with it all the wonderful golden hues of autumn. Fall is quite possibly my favourite season. The sunlight is particularly beautiful in September and October, as the sun gradually gets lower in the sky and seems to soften and glow as it goes.

As the days shorten and the nights get longer, there is a moment of equilibrium with the autumn equinox, followed a few weeks later by the harvest moon, which was particularly spectacular this year in the UK. I was in the car heading east, and as the moon rose and hovered just above the horizon it seemed so perfectly round and luminous.

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a little ray of light

a little ray of light on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

The mornings are getting darker and I really struggled to get out of bed yesterday. On gloomy mornings like these, when I really need it most, Bailey sometimes becomes a little ray of light – smiling and shining her way through those early hours. Like a beacon helping me find my way through a thick blanket of fog.

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