My Saturday began with a lie-in,
a quiet morning coffee,
then hopping on the 8 tram
to see my gorgeous friend at her showroom.
( Tram rides can take all sorts of twists,
yesterday another tram
in another direction
- a politician gave up her seat for my daughter,
then an elderly gentleman started talking to us
about his now grown-up daughter,
who is a ballet dancer in Paris.
As he was leaving,
he looked at my girl but spoke to me, saying
"You never know what talents and treasures
are hidden underneath that woolly hat". )
As I was about to leave today,
my friend stashed a delicate bouquet
of eucalyptus & powder-hued roses
under my arm.
The waft now lingers in these rooms
- and the fragrance of eucalyptus
just happens to me my No 1 favourite in the world.
(Close tie with freshly ground coffee perhaps...)
Thought I'd raise my glass
to quality time with friends
who tug the heartstrings,
& chance encounters
on trams and street corners.
Sweet Saturday evening everyone!