Yesterday, my sister and I went shopping in the little town near here. It’s actually quite pretty with low hills and plenty of trees. That’s not just an aesthetic quality. These days it’s also important because of the unnatural heatwave we’re experiencing at the moment. Unfortunately the people of the town aren’t quite as pleasant but enough said about that. My sister found a vegan chocolate spread. It’s extremely delicious, but of course we didn’t taste it until we got back.

 

Getting back was a different story. I’d heard that there was a bus that only traveled between that little town and our bus stop but I’d never seen it or traveled on it. Yesterday I did. There was something wrong with the back doors that I always have to pass through with the buggy. But eventually we were able to get on the bus. The best part was not having to climb up all the steps that I have to on the express bus. This is an ordinary ’slow’ bus. The driver was nice and polite to us and since my sister, son and I were the only ones on the bus he just asked where we were going and said he’d take us straight there, ignoring any stops on the way. Maybe it was partly because of the road work being done during everyone’s vacation time. He did, however rattle a young moped driver we passed on the relatively narrow road.

 

Finally, before crossing the road to our side of it, we had to stand by the side of the road and try, only partially successfully, to put up our mailbox. In the relentless heat, very close to the rather intense traffic. So that was quite a little adventure.