Season of the witch

London is cold and rainy in late October. This is the season when hurricanes have blown, although not for the past 23 years. On Sunday the clocks are moved to give us another hour of sleep, but herald into dark evenings. Some days when I start work early and work late I will not see daylight except through a window. Today when I look through my window what do I see? the pagan feast of Halloween and the Christian festival of All Souls. Must be the season of the witch.

In London in Queen Anne Street where I work the October version of the street is cheerful, as shadows and sunlight pick out the contrasts. Continue reading