In the supermarket today I heard a mother say to her toddler, who was in the child seat in the shopping trolley: “Do you want asparagus tips or baby sweetcorn with your mange-tout peas?” He said, “’Sparagus.”
And I thought: not a question my mum ever asked me, back in the days of austerity. As I trudged 100 miles to school, barefoot, dressed in cast-offs…
I’m exaggerating. But our vegetables were potatoes, carrots, turnip. And cabbage, peas and leeks in season.
Gosh, I’m cold – must go and have my bath and heat up a bit. How can this chilly weather be June?