Thursday 12 September 2013

The golden fruit

I believe it now. I really do. Summer is here and it's here to stay.

Want to know why I am so sure that this glorious season has arrived early? It's all thanks to the little present my boss dropped onto my desk today

A golden mango.

I started basing seasons off this fruit a few years ago. I realised that you only really knew when summer was near when mangoes starting coming into season...and today is that day.

I forgot how beautiful a mango is. It may sound silly to you but, being a lover of all things tropical, I just love the way a mango feels, smells, looks and tastes. The rich colours of reds, yellows and greens and the juicy fruit that sits just beneath its soft, smooth skin. There's no better fruit if you ask me.

Mum and I couldn't wait to jump straight into summer with this fine specimen. We cut it open delicately and made sure we each got a fair share of the golden fruit. Holding those slices were priceless and when the luscious fruit touched my lips, I swear that for just a moment I was in heaven.


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