Into the charity bookshop comes a man with two plastic bags full of books. "I've brought these in", he says, showing the bags to the lady in charge. "Thank you very much," says the lady. "No, no", says the man. I have just bought them from the bookshop next door. I.. er just mentioned it, so that there wouldn't be any misunderstanding."
On a tv programme called Enemies of Reason, I hear and like: "An open mind is a good thing but not so wide open that everything falls out."
In the sodden a vegetable garden, I crunch a tender, raw runner bean. It tastes green.