Thursday, January 04, 2007

high point, time saved, smoked salmon

There is a plaque in the Grove, which reminds visitors that the little tree-crowded park was once a high point in the surrounding countryside, " a highly visible landmark". Then, as now, it consisted of a group of trees. But the trees were "well established" then - no longer so since the storm of 1987. And you realise that the Grove's visibility from afar, too, has been limited by encroaching streets of houses, while the view from the park is now obstructed by rooftops. Happily the trees, replanted after the storm, are growing taller, and the Grove is taking on its former shape of a leafy copse.

A mistake in my sudoku is not worth trying to correct and finish, so I listen to some Bach and read Montaigne on pedantry, instead.

A smoked salmon sandwich made with fresh rye bread, cream cheese, a squeeze of lemon and a dusting of paprika.

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