Sometimes you forget that hedges are no more than lines of trees or shrubs pruned back so that they spread sideways. An unpruned privet with its creamy flowers, which seldom appear on our hedge, makes the point, round the corner from where we live, a frothing pyramid.
A girl on the train talks about friends on her mobile phone and shares their story with the entire compartment. She leaves a lot of questions unanswered, however. "He's lovely... he really loves her. I don't know what the problem was. She even called the police. I mean she's a model. He's a lot shorter... I said you can do so much better..."