October dispatch from the pumpkin patch

October is here already. We are having gloriously sunny days but there is a definite chill in the evenings. Pumpkins of all shapes and colours have appeared in the shops and sweet pumpkin flavours are on the menu at my local ice creamery. I’m sad to bid farewell to summer, though we should have nice weather in San Francisco for most of this month.

With just three months left in the year I’m also giving thought to goals and plans to finish 2009 strongly. It’s been a big year with the wedding and the move to San Francisco but I’d like to get back on track professionally now that I have my US work rights and I’d also like to make better progress with my novel. Plus, it’s time to think about travelling outside San Francisco and that involves finally getting a driving licence.

My in-laws are currently in New York and before returning to San Francisco, they are travelling south to visit old friends in Charleston. They’ll back with us on Tuesday week.

This weekend we paid a visit to the new Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio district. It’s about the life of Walt Disney and was set up by his daughter. It was a state-of-the-art museum with multimedia storytelling and covered both his animation and his theme parks and also some of the more controversial aspects of his life, such as his anti-Communist testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. I’m saving the details as I’m trying to write something more substantive for publication.


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