It was one of those days you sometimes get

latish in the autumn when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.        (P.G. Wodehouse)

When ex shop display squash are tossed in spices and roasted, flecked with fresh mint, eaten with finger staining segments of pomegranate and too many spoonfuls of tahini.  Too many only in respect  of the waistline.

When the seemingly endless apple season meets this Jamie Oliver recipe for a vegan toffee apple upside down cake. It is cake best made a couple of days before you wish to eat it. I would add a sprinkle of sea salt to the caramel and some fresh ginger to the batter if i were you.

and as the clocks go back and the evenings draw in, thoughts turn to Christmas and a new flower school details here 

and Poldark, quite a few thoughts about Poldark, most are impure.


The fundamental things apply

as time goes by.

Life has changed, scrolling, swiping, an endless stream of controlled images with the odd butterfly filter to make us seem less rigid. "Look, I'm a real person! I'm just searching for approval behind this golden glow and naive animation"

Broadcasting, a most devout religion

the higher the number the closer to heaven.

Of course it's the parts of life that aren't being broadcast that are the most interesting. The parts that mould us, that change us, change our perspective on everything

that make us laugh, that make our hearts burst with sadness.

These parts of our life are the people and it is hard to share other peoples' lives, but perhaps they may be alluded to here.

Better here than tying it all up in a neat little bow and a sprinkling of P5?