Ibn Jubair, 12 centuary.
The weather is absolutely perfect. you could ware a little summer dress and not be too cold, or jeans and not be too hot. I’ve been going over my Arabic lessons sat outside various old city coffee shops, drinking small sweet cups of coffee and watching the city happen. Some of them have courtyards with fountains and jasmine, away from the day to day bustle of life.
Then I take my Arabic back to my house, sit on the balcony and go over it again, wondering whether I’m ever going to be able to remember the word for ’round object.’ I have particular difficulty with that one.