Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 31: Catching a cherry tree

This is the top of the cherry tree next to the kitchen balcony, which we usually refer to as Ted’s balcony because he spends so much time out there on his chair. The cherry tree is tethered to the railing … Continue reading

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May 21: Madeleines and grated carrots

Anyone who’s seen the Great Bed of Ware at the Victoria & Albert museum in London has probably imagined themselves lounging around in it. It’s a carved oak four-poster, which measures about 10ft square. Apparently it was made in the … Continue reading

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May 18: Down the drain

My little Peugeot bicycle seems to be a common type here, a sort of classic run-about. I see ones exactly like it, except for the colour, tethered to gates and lamp posts all over town. It’s quite light, with gears … Continue reading

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