Fun and games in the Pantiles: A balloon sculptor twists the thin, inflated balloons into toys for children, and the children shout for more. There is a town crier, a percussion band, and someone in a gorilla suit, accompanied by a woman with a cowboy hat and a gun, who is supposed to be the gorilla's keeper.
Sometimes you hear snatches of conversation as people walk past our hedge. This time it a teenage girl talking to a f riend She has a strident voice: "You get prgnant and die," she says.
Quote of the day. Flaubert again. "Great ideas, like pine trees, grow in the shade and at the edge of precipices."