I open the shutters this morning and ooooh……ahhhh snow. I’ve never seen snow before and here it is ever so lightly sailing down past the window. I open the window up and one takes a detour into my hand…and disappears.
Very slowly I walk down to knitting, discovering a much better route, maybe half the distance as I go. The sun shines on us as we sit alongside the glass walls of Starbucks. It takes me a long time to open the door on the way out because I push instead of pull, maybe. A man who has been watching as he waits for me so that he can come in says something in German as we pass each other. Avril who speaks German translated it: ‘Strange. You look confused. And yet you have just had coffee’. !! Well, I hadn’t actually. I hate coffee. And, in any case, this was Starbucks. I understand the key to liking Starbucks is to resign one’s self to the idea that what you get there is not coffee.
I come back via Manor. Buy some chicken wings half price but still $10/kg; I get half a kilo. I have designs on them for lunch tomorrow.
Dinner: a favourite I haven’t eaten for SO long. While spaghetti is boiling, gently heat olive oil and warm chopped garlic with anchovies, breaking them up as you stir and chopped fresh chilli to taste. Let sit off the heat and increase temperature just at the end again while draining the spaghetti. Toss the spaghetti through, adding LOADS of chopped parsley – there is no such thing as too much, you are using it as a vegetable. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and a vast supply of freshly ground pepper. I just adore this.
Total spend: $230
Daily average: $23.