Strawberries are somewhat misleading though, don't you think? Their scent and glossy redness are only occasionally matched by a syrupy flesh, often it can be white, watery and bitter. Am I wrong?? In theory I always think, heavenly, in reality, I usually wish I'd chosen a punnet of something else.
Nonetheless, the smell in the air was heavenly. It made me think of summer; bees drunkenly hovering over flower buds, sweaty foreheads and heaving beer gardens.
Though we now need not wait for the arrival of summer fruits, with a whole array imported from hotter climates all year round, it is always so pleasing when you begin to see new additions on market stalls or indeed in supermarkets.
And so, this morning I had golden plum along with my usual chopped apple, blueberries and yogurt. I know, VIRTUOUS, right?
Downhill from here, I can assure you ...