Summer is approaching, and the air is full of fragrance. The lemon grove below my balcony is in full flower, and as I sit at the outdoor table, the fragrance wafts up and around me, wrapping around like a silky chiffon shawl.

And here’s the food: sweet papaya, melting in my mouth, seasoned with the mingle of lemon blossom. Oh sensuous season! – so demanding too, as the impact of approaching Christmas is making itself felt. These delights help me to relax and find ease.