One of my first jobs on any London visit is to weed the garden and tidy it up. There is a tiny garden here, so the job takes one afternoon at most. We visit friends, family and just-go-out-for-the-sake-of-it a lot of the time. However whenever we do stay in, it’s nice to spend some time outside – think a cup of coffee and a good paper.
When clearing the garden yesterday, I came across this wild blackberry bush. It was fun to disassociate a name so linked to my work life. My blackberry is indeed with me, but it stays at home. I check it only at night in case of any mini disasters at work.
I hope this post introduces some balance to the virtual libraries… As hard as it is to believe – and please go ahead and test this – if you use google image search for the word ‘blackberry’ you will get pages of images of mobile phones! In my test, the first image of an actual blackberry fruit appeared on page 12… and then more mobiles until page 18 when another lonely fruit appeared! I stopped looking after that.
We will pick and eat the ripe blackberries tomorrow.