28th May – Took some tartes au citron (French lemon tarts), made by me, to a French-Swiss friend. Like taking flowers to a florist. Got the recipe from her blog. The recipe has ingredients for 3 large tarts, or 75 tartlets that might look like mine:
29th May – On The Voice, a TV singing competition, one of the contestants is a beautiful blind singer whose name is a palindrome: Rachael Leahcar.
30th May – Another singer with a powerful voice drew this exclamation from her coach/judge, Seal:
“You’re possessed. You must have done a deal with the devil to make that voice come out of you.”
But then he said,
“God bless you, darlin’.”
31st May – Just watched what looked like a red autumn leaf fluttering among yellow leaves on a tree. But looking carefully I saw it was a red breast on a small grey bird. A robin. I’ve never seen one before. They only pass through suburban gardens when migrating.
1st June – Read that Umberto Eco’s Italian original of The Name of the Rose has no semi-colons in it; his machine didn’t have that key.