Wednesday, 1 May 2019


In a modern kind of craft/bric-a-brack shop with Kay Emm. Lots of small shelves, muted colour scheme - lots of white and grey - packed with ornaments, bowls and jewellery. She and I are admiring a small porcelain penguin with a tall spoon (that it holds like, say, one would a staff). It's a very gentle design, with smooth shapes and little features. We leave the shop and return later. I am worried that the penguin has gone and cannot see it on the shelf. It turns out it has been moved to a smaller shelf high on the wall behind the counter. We buy it and I am speaking to the lady who runs the shop and she tells me she has no bubble wrap and that she thinks it better to wrap sunglasses in sandpaper-

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