The Colours of the World
Last week, I said, '...with half of h2g2 on a plane somewhere, or out barbecuing...' I left out 'in their gardens, nurturing courgettes. MVP set me straight on courgettes, which are, apparently, a gorgeous and desirable vegetable in the UK. I thought they were just old zucchini, which in this country are considered a garden nuisance. We have duelling poems on the subject in this issue, which we hope you will enjoy. Personally, I think it's a language issue: everything sounds sexier in French. Even squash.
Which is why, dear readers, the other half of h2g2 was in la belle France recently. Beatrice was celebrating birthdays at Disneyland Paris. Other Researchers were imbibing culture and champagne in Reims. They have written about this, and I have struggled with the orthography, as usual. You'll love the stories.
You'll also love the reports – two of 'em – from far-famed Glastonbury. Apparently, the Stones attracted the younger set, who were dispatched with photo-taking equipment.See the amazing results.
It's not all sight-seeing and nature this week, though Willem has a tiny antelope that will melt your heart and surprise you with its doings, and Anthea's back with a lovely bloom. benjaminpmoore has some thoughtful advice on how to deal with your neighbour, even if he confuses you. The Prof confuses you, just so you get some practice. Nigel's watching the astronauts' garden – he's hoping for some space courgettes. (Hint, guys: take a female plant up there next time.)
Speaking of gardens, if you haven't done your Create assignment for this month, there's still plenty of time. Get writing/drawing/photographing. They want to hear from you!
Whatever you do this week, remember to beat the heat by taking it slowly. Wear your hats, and bring your water bottles. Enjoy, and may your world be full of colour!.