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|On Sunday we basked in 20 deg C of sunshine, rare for early October. The world and his friends, dogs and kids were out and about enjoying the warmth. The local ice cream van did a roaring trade. There was a carnival feeling in the air.|
But this morning, misty and damp, you can smell autumn in the air. And the central heating kicked in.
|"Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest if the day."|
I found this helpful piece of advice from an unknown source amongst some papers that I'd squirrelled away for future reference. I'm not about to try it, I can assure you, but the thought did make me smile. So I guess you could say it was motivational or even inspirational, at least.