the weather said sunny in the morning, so we got up. i have been up at 6 regardless, but this time the sky was clear.
he mentioned wild garlic, and then we just found some, off the path to the left. so i stuffed my pockets full, and hoped it wouldn't stink up my coat forever. up a hill, over a farm and back down.
at the end of our hike we ate ice creams in the cold, that's it, i'm finally proper british now.
we made garlic pesto, and my lovely friend brought wine. so much garlic! but so good, and free.
1 today i discovered a new fruit, kiwi berries. about the size of a grape, eat 'em whole. tiny mini baby kiwis. i mean come on, how did i not know about these?? and cheap too, 3 punnets for a pound.
2 new strappy shoes, thrifted. banana republic, american size 8.5. it's funny the things you miss, like knowing your shoe size without having to calculate.
3 tangy tangerine nail polish. because why not.
today was particularly grey. lemon and double narcissus were needed.
i popped by the shop and lent a hand at a beautiful funeral piece, bridal piano and white majolika, rosemary. the long card message was filled with memories. lovely and strange to read a message to the dead.
the cookies didn't crinkle. but they are so lemony and soft on the inside, and he ate two the moment he walked in the door. and then i ate two, too. by accident i made four dozen.
now the flat smells sweet and tart.
he found a wallet yesterday, full of twenty pound notes. i can't imagine carrying that cash, the man with the fat black wallet. i wanted to go with him to the police station, but i have to get my work done. always getting my work done (not really).
i need sun i need sun i need sun i need sun.