I vaguely remember, but I’m pretty sure the second my head hit the soft pillow on my bed, I was out like a lit match in a tornado. Though it seemed like that was only five minutes ago, when I woke up later. I was in a completely windowless room, perfect for sleeping, though not great for any estimate of time. I glanced at my phone to see it was nearly 10 in the morning. I was supposed to be getting up, but I could not bring myself to do so. I fell back on the pillow and dozed off again. 25 minutes later I heard knocking on my door. I chose to pretend it was not happening, keeping my eyes closed and burying myself further under the covers. Then I heard my name being called alongside the tapping of the wood. I heard voices, Tosha and Jiten talking amongst each other in the hallway and then more knocking and name calling.
“Jami? ‘knock, knock, knock, knock’ Jami?”
“Uhh” I groaned.
“You up?” the voice questioned.
“I am now.” I heard giggles outside my door as the words escaped me.
It took every ounce of my being to get me up from the dark, warm, comfort of that bed and out into the cold, light filled, real world. I showered and came into the kitchen as Tosha was preparing us a feast. It smelled fantastic, and Jiten and I sat in anticipation as we watched her fry, toast, crack, and finally, plate. Before we knew it, a full blown English breakfast was served to us, in between a giant piece of ciabatta. Mushroom, tomato, bacon and egg. MmmMmmm I cut into the center of my fried egg, and the yolk began to run. Pure simplistic pleasure.
We sat at Tosha’s for a good few hours eating and chatting, until we finally headed on our way. Not much happened for the rest of the day aside from journeying to the supermarket, hanging around eating dried fruit and watching Kung Fu Panda, and cooking dinner. After dinner, Jiten pulled out his mother’s special medly. A mix of fennel seeds, fennel seeds coated in sugar, hand colored toasted sesame seeds, and a few other mystery items. The fresh taste of fennel stuck to my tongue and the sugar coating and sesame seeds all formed this sweet spiced crunchy wonderland together. It was a great ending to such calm day.
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