So far this month the weather has been unseasonably cold and wet. This has been good for the strawberry lady who manages to pick and sell Gariguettes well beyond her usual season. This morning we buy four punnets. She thinks the growing season, and the cooler weather, will come to an end this week.
Sophie finds that the walk by the river is unusually busy. Early rising yachters and anglers making good use of the better weather. Not one of them has Jaffa Cakes !
On our way home we stop off to buy some ice cream to go with the strawberries. It's Italian fortnight at the frozen food store. We consider some truffle coated Mozarella but think better of it.
Italian fortnight brings with it fancy new ice cream flavours . Apple and walnut or gingerbread. These are too exotic for Angus's Presbyterian tastes. The lady at the till goes to find some vanilla from the store room. The frozen food store is a franchise run by an independent lady who set it up after her family flew the nest. To begin with the pandemic hit her bottom line but quite quickly the downturn in her revenues reversed and now she reckons are up 40% from where they were at this time in pre-pandemic 2019.
New York is having an architectural renaissance :https://www.dezeen.com/2021/05/20/little-island-opening-thomas-heatherwick-new-york/
Musician : https://engelsbergideas.com/portraits/heinrich-biber-composer-of-rapture-and-ravings/ and his music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAfGI33EP1w&list=PLRlT_eDYNcNC3NwsVCk-86n8z-o9yznz9&index=12
Finally get round to reading this link :https://www.dukehealth.org/blog/uv-light-helps-duke-hospitals-fight-transmission-of-superbugs and then out of the blue this lands in the inbox :https://lumily.uk/uv-sterilisation-wand. Our dentist in London installed UV lighting a year ago. At the time I thought it was a bit OTT but he should be congratulated on his prescience.