Sunday, April 08, 2007

Home sounds, birdlife and bitter almonds.

1. The snorting gurgle of the coffee pot coming to the boil.

2. Pheasants chasing each other round the garden. They lean right forward and hunch their wings in while making a terrifying cock-cock-cocking noise. It's strange to see them feeding with the little birds, and to think that to a sparrow, a pheasant must seem bigger than an elephant does to us.

3. Amaretto biscuits that taste strongly of bitter almonds.