WELL that looks to be the end of summer.

Officially or otherwise, the children are back at school, migratory birds are fast disappearing and seeking a warmer climate for the next few months and the cricket season is all but over.

Soon we will be inundated with Hallowe’en-themed advertising and swamped with reminders that Christmas needs to be prepared for.

Sometimes the world moves at a pace which does not allow us to sit back and enjoy it with emphasis on the next big event never far away.

It is a great shame as living in the moment can be the most liberating.

Throughout the past 18 months living in the moment has been a coping mechanism for many as the global pandemic firmly gripped Britain.

For throughout this time we had no control over the greater aspects of our lives and our choices were restricted to our meals and where we might be safe to walk for 20 minutes per day.

For many this was intolerable.

However for others it meant the pressure to look ahead and plan every minute aspect of their lives was suddenly gone and for the first time since they were children were once again able to live for the moment.

New hobbies were taken up, new friends made (albeit likely online) and their locality explored and appreciated by many like never before.