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11:04am on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2009:

Autumn Begins


The TV weather forecasters seem to think that today is the first day of Autumn (apparently in the belief that this qualifies as forecasting the weather), but I'm a stickler for tradition so I always go with the 21st of the month for my equinoxes.

Either way, it was therefore inevitable that I would come across these products for sale in Sainsbury's today:

Lest you can't make them out, here's a close-up:

Directly opposite these chocolate Father Christmases were Hallowe'en costumes.

Ah, Autumn: season of mist and mellow fruitfulness and the early commercial appropriation of religious festivals.

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