Thursday, 3 February 2011


I paint a metalic-almondy shade of varnish onto my fingernails in the hope that by the time my friend's wedding day arrives, they will have grown a bit - if they look pretty I tend to leave them alone.

In El Corte Ingl├ęs I find a big box of Yorkshire Tea. As I open it for the first time I enjoy inhaling its refreshing scent, and smile as I remember the conversation I had with the dentist the other day about the amount of tea English people do or don't drink, and whether tea stains more than coffee (inconclusive).

Finding a CD collection in the library called Thai Pop Spectacular. It's an album of Thai music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Some tracks are unbelievably awful but some are catchy and though I don't understand a thing I love the track titles, which include "Papaya Salad Merchant", "Uncle D is a drunk", "Monthly wife" and "You should die by bullets".