Friday, 29th June
After yesterday’s searing temperatures this morning brings a light breeze and a sigh of relief from everyone.
No worries about washing being out as threat of rain remains zero…for now.
Spent a lovely afternoon in the garden with our Syrian neighbours drinking strong cardamom Arabic coffee followed by dates and mate. Turns out that mate is a South American tea and that Syria is the main importer of it. The dry tea is served in a small cup with a spoon that acts as a straw. Hot water is poured in and the end of the spoon strains the tea as you drink. Not unpleasant taste. Am now fully topped up with caffeine!