It feels rather fitting that I should be writing my first post in November - it’s one of my very favourite times of year. The floral scents and vivid green splendour of June and July have long since given way to the silvery mists and copper-coloured hedgerows of Autumn. There’s a chill in the air and the harsh sunlight of Summer has been replaced by the burnished glow of Autumn with its honeyed golden hues. It never fails to instil within me a sense of calm and quiet optimism. It was at this time of year eight years ago that I was anticipating the arrival of my son - my first child….