Monday, September 03, 2007

Sarong Days

I love Madeira at this time of year. The hot days are filled with fresh pineapple and slabs of watermelon and deliciously refreshing afternoon swims; the ripened vines are being harvested (by the old method, with a barefoot Mr Squodger squodging them in a shallow barrel); in the balmy evenings the dark sea sparkles with the lights of boats out night-fishing; and the stargazing at night is phenomenal.

It's pretty ideal, as lifestyles go. I feel very lucky indeed.

Mushroom update: first crop has finished, new crop growing slowly further along the ceiling. No sign of builder.

2 comments:

Shona said...

What did they taste like? Did you fry them?

Orlaith said...

Gakkarama!

I'm gonna have to have a V&T just to clean out my mouth from the mere thought of that!

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