It was nearly 30 degrees yesterday, so we sought refuge in the shade of Wilderness Wood. Like the ferns in this picture, I don't thrive in direct sunlight.
On the way back, I stopped in a farm shop (as the food in Waitrose just isn't expensive enough) and was surprised to find it completely deserted. I walked around the wooden floor with heavy, giant steps, but nobody came. Then I tried slamming down the freezer lids more vigorously than usual, but still nothing.
Minutes later, a ruddy-faced man came stumbling out of a door at the back of the shop and greeted me:
"Haven't been waiting long, have you sir? Found what you want? Or perhaps what your wife wants. Mind you, the wives don't know what we get up to when we're on our own, do they?"
He gave a half wink that reminded me of a rather unpleasant uncle I once had.
I smiled and nodded knowingly , thinking "I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about". Did he mean that, that or that?
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.