As the mornings get colder and the evenings darker, the warmth and light of summer can seem such a distant memory.
To remind myself of what will hopefully return next year, I've dug out a few photos from an idyllic later summer's day in mid-September at Lords.
I was there to witness one of the most exciting cricket finals in living memory as T20 winner Hampshire beat County Champions Warwickshire on less wickets lost after both facing forty overs of cricket.
As well as the ability to sit in the sun in a beautiful setting watch top level sport, what I really like about watching cricket is the opportunity to eat and drink all day long.
Unlike football and rugby stadia, Lord's allows you to bring your own food in with you - creating the perfect setting for a Gourmet Picnic.
And not any old Gourmet Picnic would do, it had to be the best of the best and fortunately I knew just the person.
Sam Sheffield-Dunstan was my first ever client whilst working at Barefoot Media. Back in March 2010, I helped Sam raise awareness of the opening of her new restaurant, Amélies at the Smokehouse, which is perched on the waters edge in the tiny fishing village of Porthleven on the South Coast of Cornwall.
After a successful lunch on a restaurant that continues to go from strength to strength, Sam also based her Gourmet Picnics company on site. Incidentally, we also project managed the creation of the Gourmet Picnics website (case study).
Founded in 2007, chef Bruno creates restaurants quality meals using the best available locally sourced ingredients available.
The Minack, detailed above, in the crown prince in the GP family. Designed for two but easily enough for three greedy men, the lobster is caught in the waters around Porthleven and was unbelievably fresh and an absolute treat. The bread is baked on site and the cheese, strawberries, cream, and crisps are all the finest available. And the bubbles? Well they help everything taste better.
The picnics are also environmentally friendly - the cutlery is biodegradable and the coolbag is yours to keep.
I'm a massive fan of Gourmet Picnics and completely biased but The Minack was restaurant quality and showed no sign of the 300 mile trip it had made.
For me, great food is about unforgettable experiences. The Minack will cost you more than chilled sandwiches and greasy supermarket pork pies, but sitting here typing this as I sit shivering in my kitchen, it evokes priceless memories.