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Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Life in London
The weather has been kind to us this trip. The violent change from hot summer to freezing autumn that the UK saw some weeks ago stabilised and in the past week even reversed, so that today—our last before returning to a home traumatised by a second flooding and the death of Jazz, my favourite dog—is clear, sunny (not bright as the lovely BBC announcer repeatedly stressed) and positively warm. I can actually feel the sun on my back as I write this, sitting at the open bay window, long-sleeved cotton shirt buttoned down to wrists like Ramadin, watching the London double-deckers go by.
Yesterday we wandered up the road and discovered a small farmer’s street market with six stalls selling local produce. “English apples,” said a friendly English fellow-shopper, “the best! Sweet and crunchy inside.” The lady from Sardinia at the other end sold farm-made sheep cheese. In between, we bought two loaves of home-cooked bread, one of seven grain and the other sourdough, as well as olives from Greece. The wine we already had.
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