Which leaves me with moments. My first taste of samphire, and wondering if its gathering is still a dreadful trade. Using the predictive whatsit on my mobile to tell my sister we're eating at the Crab and Winkle in Whitstable (where I had the samphire, as it happens, as part of an excellent meal - I recommend it) and only realised as I was about to send it that my phone had predicted Arab and Winkle, two words that don't often go together. Wondering on the bus to Faversham what the woman with a baseball cap and ankh earrings was writing feverishly over dozens of pages of a spiral notebook and finally reading the words: 'I wish to let go of the past - with love' on each line of each page. The luck of finding a Donna Karan suit for men (I didn't know she did stuff for men) in a charity shop - in what will be my size after a fortnight's semi-serious dieting - for a tenner. An exquisitely detailed latex seed, sprouting from latex earth and wrapped in a strip of paper with a fish printed on it, the whole thing no bigger than an eggcup. Wind, water, rain, the scent of asphalt. A pyramid of cockle shells constantly fed by a rolling strip of rubber crankily emerging from the side of a building. The sheer variety of fishermens' huts. A security guard at Canterbury who, when asked which building was the Archbishop's Palace, said, with a hostile leer, 'I do know, of course, but I can't tell you.' People having time to talk.
Be warned. Photographs will follow.