The winter solstice is rapidly approaching and the days are getting shorter. The sun does not rise until 9.00 am and when there is heavy cloud the mornings are very dark. Fortunately the moon is still high at 8.00 am and although it is waning it casts a silvery light across the sea. So as I sit in the rocking chair and contemplate the day ahead I can breakfast by moonlight.
A slow, relaxed, solitary breakfast is a perfect start to my day – a pot of tea, crisp brown toast and tangy, chunky Seville marmalade or dried fruit compote with thick creamy yoghurt. A little music too – it has to be Bach. Perfection.