It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago.
I am now 59.
In celebration of this I intend to do 59 new things this year. They might be big things or small things, taste things or make things.
The first of my 59 was to try Cobnuts.
Cobnuts come mostly from Kent in the south of England, where there is a Kentish Cobnuts Association to promote them.
I bought mine in Waitrose.
Edinburgh is a long way from Kent.
After a careful whack with a small hammer (because we do not possess nutcrackers), the shells cracked...
... and the nuts were revealed. It's as though each nut has the rings of a tree on the surface.
They were tasty too. Like a sort of milky hazelnut, which is, I suppose, not unexpected.
So that was #59things #1.
I'm off on an adventure this weekend so we'll see what that brings.