Pete's Food and Flowers

Notes from Home
Pete's Food and Flowers
2001

About a year after we moved into the village Pete, an old friend, moved in with us. Every morning he went for a walk and came back with a bunch of wild flowers for us. Every evening he cooked a meal, I had never seen such a range of extraordinary dinners. He was a Falklands veteran and after a while it became clear that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In the end he had to leave, we couldn’t manage living with him.

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