I mean , I know we've been lolling about in blazing sunshine for weeks now , but there are lots of things I haven't done yet . Haven't had a picnic for instance , or got a suntan. I haven't gone swimming ... not that I ever do , if I think about it ... or gone to the beach ( ditto ) , or a barbecue
BUT I have encountered spacemen ,
seen the odd swan ,
been found wanting by squirrels,
seen lots of graffiti ,
gone on a guided city walk ,
eaten bruschetta in a field with half of England's middle-aged middle class ,
(* No , I didn't do it twice . Blogger's just repeated the photo )
I've been taught how to avoid being annihilated by the Joker ( this wasn't a wild success , the multitasking needed to play Batman 2 on Wii proved to be too much for me . "Never mind , Granny" . You tried ". ) and was taught by a two year-old the best way to deal with a condescending waiter ( you must turn right round in your chair to face him , pause , smile and repeat your order in exactly the same voice you used the first time ... well , it worked for Small Grandson , anyway . Might have been the smile ) .
I've eaten fish and chips , watched a waiters' Champagne race in Soho ,
eaten a fish cake at Muriel's , a gingerbread lady in Southwark
and a chicken wrap in MacDonald's .And gone to lots of exhibitions ...
And it's still only August , which gives me loads of sunlight hours to read , sew , eat tomatoes , find the right chaas recipe and to give the evil eye to whistling neighbour .... or even go for a picnic .