It's been a busy day. Best cocoa brownies in the oven, first thing Pilates. Take mother shopping and drop her off to visit her sister, Market. Back to make rock cakes, chocolate cake, apple and pear cakes. Masses of washing up. Fairy cakes to make yet. So it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask him to make supper even though he had to walk a long way when the DLR was stopped because of...well, let's not worry about that.
And here is the menu: cheese and pickle sandwiches and a glass of cider. Sourdough loaf bought today, extortionate price, must get on and make some myself. Supermarket cheddar, Last year's glutney from the cellar.
And now a quandary: what would I have for my last ever meal, if I had a choice that is? It's either the broccoli, anchovy, tomato pasta; cheese on toast; or today's front-runner, the cheese and pickle sourdough sandwich with the cidre du jour, currently Wyld Wood Organic.
I am replete.
Now for those fairy cakes.