Thursday, September 17, 2020
Sophie watches as Angus clambers up a ladder to trim the wisteria. It's put on a vigorous end of season growth spurt and unruly branches have sprouted in front of the security lights. When the wind blows the lights come on and stay on. Being floodlit at night is something the inhabitants of Buckingham Palace might feel comfortable with but those at The Rickety Old Farmhouse most certainly don't. The security lights attract the owls who sit on the window ledges and have long discussions about vole hunting. They were particularly chatty at 1:23 am this morning.
We stop off at the frozen food store for some peas. Angus spots a variety of Italian products and opts to try the Meringata. Mozzarella stuffed truffles are deemed to be perhaps just a shade too adventurous.
We've eaten this mornings croissant before we remember to take a photo of it. It scored a 9.3/10. Sophie gave it a 12/10. She also gets ear scrunches from the waitress .
Back home to root around in the wine cellar for something to go with an Italian dinner.
Not a subject I'd ever thought about :https://news.mit.edu/2020/early-human-hot-springs-food-0915
Looking at things afresh :https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-viking-age-vikings/researchers-have-examined-the-burial-mound-where-the-gokstad-viking-ship-was-found-what-they-found-surprised-them/1741928
No comment. Residents of Oregon and California will know this already : https://projects.propublica.org/climate-migration/