Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lilies, mince pie and early.

1. My anniversary lilies opened on Sunday. The stigma is coated with velvet the colour of aubergines, and the white petals have a zing of cold lemon yellow up the middle.

2. "I just fancied a mince pie," says the mother. Then she puts the kettle on.

3. Alec goes to bed early -- very early -- at his own request, and Nick comes home to a tidy, quiet house, a plate of sandwiches and a gently steaming cup of tea.

2 comments:

  1. Mince pie sounds wonderful. Save me a slice, and pour me a cup. I'll be there.

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  2. Oh, lilies, so lovely. Did you know that if you pull off the anthers (very carefully or you'll get pollen all over you), the flowers will stay in bloom for absolute ages?

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