Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Coming home, phantasms and mulled wine.

1. The sound of the doorbell and then boys' voices as Alec arrives home with his entourage.

2. Half-seen things: a woman with a deflated dinosaur costume round her waist; a father carrying a sleepy pumpkin home; ghosts under damp sheets; the darkened lanterns in houses that have run out of sweets.

3. Warming up with a second mug of mulled wine.

Lolly, rabbits and fairy festival.

1. As we walk, the grinding, crunching sound of Bettany working on a chalky double lolly. 2. Midsummer afternoon on the common -- rabbits gr...