There's a chill in the air this morning. Last evening, in fading light, I was picking brambles at the bottom of our garden. By 8.30pm night had fallen. Not so long ago, the sun chose to set much later and darkness didn't arrive till ten thirty or so. We are on the doorstep of autumn.
Yesterday I clicked the relevant button on this laptop to pay for a week's holiday in Croatia. We will be leaving very early tomorrow morning. Our flight from Manchester to Dubrovnik is scheduled to depart at 6.15. Then we will have a two hour bus journey north to Orebic where our holiday hotel is located - on a peninsula that faces the island of Korkula.
Sadly, we will be leaving a glut of plums behind and our fridge is filled with food because we were not expecting our holiday departure to be so very imminent. That's the internet for you. It used to be that you needed to plan foreign holidays way in advance but now you can click today and go tomorrow.
I think the weather in Orebic will be rather mixed. There'll be warm sunny days and maybe a couple of rainy ones too. But I have my secondhand copy of "Beloved" by Toni Morrison to wile away the hours.
The next time I blog, it will hopefully be from Orebic though a couple of Trip Advisor reviews have forewarned me that the WiFi in the Aminess Grand Azur Hotel is notoriously unreliable. We'll see.