é with a little garlic.
"Going anywhere interesting?" Another bit of automatic speak, this time from a man in a travel shop who assumes that I am going anywhere at all, which I may or may not be. "Usual," I say, a recent defence against this new kind of small talk. "Going on holiday?" another shop person says, "Sort of," I say.
"Oat straw flower, licorice root, chamomile flower, lavender flower, lime flower, valerian root, tulsi leaf," so reads the list of ingredients on the packet of Pukka Night Time, a herbal tea promoting "peaceful sleep". I normally sleep peacefully but some who don't tell that they do after a cup of it in the evening. I try some and find that when I wake I remember my dreams which is unusual for me.