... and a pleasant evening, which seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, was had. Suddenly it was 23:00 and time to go home.
A certain Italian coffee girl stalker was introduced to apple tea and she was won over and fully understands all my bleating over the past few months about trying to get hold of some. Along with the tea a very nice, amiable evening was had over some fine Turkish cuisine. Somehow it managed to take up three and a half hours - time flew by!
Not only can I wholly endorse the concept, and actuality, of apple tea, I can also recommend obtaining a coffee girl stalker of your very own. Assuming you can withstand bracing conversation interspersed with threats of revenge, references to the ease of access to knives and protestations of hatred
Then, on the way home, the added interest of the screeching to a halt of first one police car, and then a second. The arrival of the first was heralded by some shouts (in a foreign language) behind a hedge flanking a local park, and then a handful of youths bursting out an entrance in a boisterous fashion, followed by one of them, a girl, diving for cover in a garden of a house next to the park and the rest of them ducking back into the park. The first car pulled up next to the 'far' entrance of the park. Whilst this was going on I had pretty much closed the distance to the car and pointed out that if they were looking for a group of youths they were at the other entrance, at which point the second car arrives and parks next to that entrance. No, no real idea of what it was all about but a youth also disembarked from the first police car and it looked to be a case of 'are these the youths who ...?'