Meteorological Autumn on Sunday. Blowing a gale today. Sky heavy cloud. Ten degrees colder than it was this time last week. BUT the Victoria Plums are in and a mountain of them is heaped up on the fruit and veg stall on our market today. And they are DIVINE. I love the Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Kiwi Fruits that have been there for the last couple of months but I would exchange them all for that first taste of our own Victoria Plum - a taste of pure England. I have eaten half a pound since this morning (and I went out to lunch with W).
We are lucky to have such a good Greengrocer on our market, along with a good Cheese lady (bought some Vintage Cheddar and some Darling Blue today (as it comes from Wooller in Northumberland I presume it is named after Grace Darling). There is also a brilliant Fish stall selling every type of fish you can imagine - all from Whitby which is not too far away - I bought fillets of Sea Bass for my lunch tomorrow.
We had our usual Friday lunch out again - three of us today. W and I had chicken breast stuffed with Wensleydale Blue cheese in a lovely cheesy sauce and served with a roast potato and a large dish of broccoli, carrots, cabbage and green beans. After this we had Creme Brulee with Ginger Ice Cream. We finished off with Coffee and a couple of chocolates each. Are we lucky or are we lucky?
Perm in the morning which means a couple of hours sitting and reading while the hairdresser fiddles with my hair - quite relaxing really.