This morning I woke up early and went out to buy juice and biscuits. I love to walk city streets in the morning, before they are crowded with people. The sidewalks were wet and glistening cleanly. Shop owners carried out boxes of fruit and racks of scarves, setting up colourful displays. Big red double-decker buses rumbled by. I wandered about happily, peering down side streets and stopping to smell bunches of cut flowers that crowded into green buckets, before buying what we needed for breakfast and going back to the flat to wake up my husband and daughter for another day of exploring the city.