In the supermarket I watch a woman with an open Moleskin notebook. It is the large rather than the pocket version which I have used for years partly as source for this blog. I have the impression that it contains her shopping list. I imagine one of these volumes devoted entirely to routine shopping. You would have have a record of all your ventures between its elegant pages, a historical record. But over egging the pudding a little? I wonder. I like meticulousness.
The retired politician and diarist, Tony Benn, observes in his latest book, "I've been obsessed with myself all the time, but I'm just not interesting." It strikes me that in order to be interesting you have to be interested in others, which I think on the whole Ton Benn is, despite his self-deprecation