Good weather and a picnic: the right kind of birthday party. I was going to go with butterscotch, but Guinness is much better for a boy’s cake. K got my collection of old English paperbacks started: Waugh, Woolf, Mitford, Coward, Maugham, Greene, Wodehouse, Forster...All ‘chap’ and ‘I daresay’ and crumbling British eccentrics. My favourite.
Nancy Mitford’s The Blessing, the perfect park read