I was waiting at the bus stop this morning with a few other people, most of whom were clearly pensioners. Along came two guys from the local seniors’ home who loudly proclaimed that they had just voted.
“We voted for the guy that’s giving us a $500 bonus pension,” said one of the new comers. “You’ll all be daft if you don’t vote for him, too,” said the other.
Most of the audience nodded.
In the last couple of years we have become huge fans of cara cara oranges. Have you tried them? You really should. They have a darker fruit than other navel oranges; fruit that is not sweet (to my taste at least) but without the slightest acidity. It has a deep flavour that is so satisfying. I read that its flavour evokes “cherry, rose petal, orange, and blackberry”. I don’t know about that, but I really love the almost exotic taste.
They are imported oranges of course — at this time of year they are probably from South Africa or Venezuela — and so don’t meet any criteria for local produce. But you have to spoil yourself once in a while, and cara cara oranges are worth it.