17th July – Tried to sew four borders onto a quilt, two long pieces and two short. I got two of them wrong. That has to be unusual.
18th July – A friend told me about Cloud computing which I knew nothing about. A line from Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now came into my head and stuck: I really don’t know clouds at all.
19th July – My husband read my translation draft.
20th July – In a sports shoe store with my son who is at the end of a flu bout, I saw his skin had a sickly green tint and I worried, until other people came in and turned green. It was the intense lighting, which was also giving the African-Australian shop assistant an intense headache (but not a green tint).
21st July – A bottle of truffle-infused olive oil tells us that “Over 80% of women describe the odour of truffle oil as very sensual.” “Close your eyes, inhale the aroma,” it instructs. I’ve inhaled it twice and found I belong to the other 20%.