Autumn is here and despite the hint of Indian summer on the odd day, the weather is very much on the turn. In fact with the rain and the wind picking up it looks like we’re all going to have to change our indoor and outdoor living routines eg. Bringing our perishables in including those non-hardy plants, packing away garden furniture, covering the barbecue, and firing up that leaf blower.
Lack of light also changes our moods and for some of us, quite severely. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are similar to those of normal depression, but they can occur repetitively at the beginning of autumn or winter and improve in the spring. 30% of us suffer from this syndrome and it can make the winter months a very bleak time.