On The Move Again
London’s winter has been frosty and blazingly azure-skied this winter, and although in my flat it felt and looked like midsummer (no danger of getting SAD there), there was no snow.
After a couple of days back in Tallinn, Estonia I rediscovered snow along with the charm of the people, the food, the atmosphere, the Old Town, the open fireplaces and cobbled streets.
My favourite dishes this trip have included duck and cheese soup, tempura liver, wild boar and quail with lingonberries. Estonia and Latvia have some of the most wonderful and surprising recipes I’ve eaten anywhere, and the salads are spectacular wildflower affairs. Now I’m heading for the modern art museum and then home.
Or rather, not. Instead of attempting getting back to London on a non-existent Southern Region train it’ll actually be cheaper to take a couple more days off and head for Barcelona instead, where Christmas climaxed with El Dia de Reyes on January 6th.
Then it’ll be back to London to get on with ‘Hall of Mirrors’, next year’s Bryant & May novel, which will be set in 1969. If I can just crack the ending.