Aren't sunny September days the best! The boys and I took advantage of a glorious afternoon and went blackberrying up the lane. Admittedly it's probably still a bit early for them and although we picked just under a pound of decent plump berries there were still plenty that needed ripening up. I froze the ones we picked as I want to make a few pots of jam and, my favourite, apple and blackberry curd, as well as some fruit crumbles. It's such an autumnal scent isn't it~that of blackberry jam puttering on the stove. And of course in time-honoured fashion the boys ate while they picked, often putting the best ones straight in to their mouths.