Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Afternoon off, swifts and entertainment.

1. The park is full of mothers with babies -- mostly larking on the swings; and a few people who, like me, are lucky enough to have the afternoon off, who are mostly lying on the grass with books and sunglasses or on benches gazing up at the sky.

2. Lying on the grass watching swifts high in the blue sky, calling 'skree, skree' and they turn and whirl.

3. Cooking a large and chocolately pudding -- Miss Skinner's famous Bog of Eternal Stench -- and serving it to friends while watching Labyrinth.