I gave Daniel a haircut today. His hair was annoying him and he’s been asking for a haircut for several weeks. I don’t think he’s going to be a grungy musician when he grows up. Here’s the before and after photo.
Many months ago I ate an avocado and decided to grow a plant from the seed. It’s very easy to do and a fun activity to engage children with because you initially stab the seed with skewers and half submerge it in water. Over the next month or so it starts to develop roots and when you see the seedling emerge you can plant it in dirt. My avocado tree is now getting rather tall. It’ll never fruit here and I can never plant it outside because it’s too cold. I’m not sure what to do with it but it does make a nice house plant.
I went to the allotment today to do some weeding. Everything is taking off now. I still don’t know what this plant is and I fear it may be a weed. It never produces any fruit or berries. Does anyone know what it is? It looks like someone has planted it there deliberately which is why I’ve left it so far but the lack of food from it is making me rethink that theory.
Bonobo Café make the most delicious vegan scones. These are blueberry and lemon and have become a weekly item in our grocery shopping from Bonobo. I don’t know how they get them so big.
For the past few weeks now I’ve been supplementing the Bonobo order with a trip to Marks & Spencer in the centre of town. It’s reasonably quiet there. To get to the food court you have to walk through the shop. On my first trip there three weeks ago it was ghostly quiet and so surreal I took some photos.
Last week there were more people there and some looked like they were actually shopping in the store. Yesterday when I went there were more people again and this time someone was at the checkout serving customers. Is Marks & Spencer open for business now? I ask because as I walked through the store with my groceries I picked up a pack of undies and went and paid for them. I felt a bit guilty doing this because I could have easily ordered them online instead but no one said anything. Now I’m wondering whether I’ve been photographed purchasing undies at M&S during lockdown and there’ll soon be headlines in the local paper, “Cycling campaigner flouted lockdown rules and purchased undies at M&S”.