As we approach the end of August and families wend their way home for the new school term there’s a feeling of autumn in the air and yesterday there was no better indicator that the season was changing. This little fellow (caught on camera after he/she sneaked in to Beili one Saturday morning in June after the guests had left) along with the whole of this year’s magnificent large brood of swallows were circling around our cottages and chatting away for all of yesterday afternoon. This morning there is not a swallow in sight! They have left us for their long journey south for the winter. What an amazing little bird. We look forward to welcoming them back next spring and wish them, as we wish our guests, a safe journey home.