We have recently taken to drinking a cup of tea before the BBC 10 0'clock news. Not ordinary tea but, inspired by Mma Ramotswe of The No1 Ladies' Detective Agency, red bush tea. At first we had a cup each, but recently Heidi has owned up to not liking the tea as much as the biscuit which she dunks in it. The solution: she has one or, at most, two dunks of her ginger biscuit in my cup. A solution to a problem of taste and logistics worthy of Mma Ramotswe herself.
In the grass in The Grove is a creature of reptilian aspect, one foot forward as though in pursuit of some object. Is it a tortoise or a large lizard? On closer inspection it is one of those brown plastic bags with projecting handles, which are designed for owners to clean up after their pets . They tie the two handles together to make a neat package for the refuse bin. It is empty but I walk away wishing it had been a reptile.