Well, foraging might be over-stating it a bit I suppose.
What really happened is that I got up and as it was such a beautiful morning, looking like this already at 8am ...
... that I decided to take a bowl with me - as well as the dog - to the park to see if there were any more early blackberries than the one I'd spotted last night.
(I carried Tiny Dog once we were away from the grassy area and through the bushes as there are such big cracks and fissures in the earth it makes me worried that he could snap one of those tiny bony legs!)
It's so beautiful here and it makes me feel very lucky and happy to live in central London but have this amazing space literally a minute away at the top of my road.
And there they were - plenty of early blackberries ready to pick.
I don't really understand how some of the berries aren't even turning ripe while others are perfectly black so if you know anything about this, could you please comment and let me know?
I picked just enough for breakfast and went home to make one of my favourite breakfasts that always makes me feel I'm on holiday.
Simple but somehow decadent.
Chopped and sliced fruit (I had melon, kiwi fruit and banana) with added blackberries and a big spoon or two of Greek yogurt.
What I think really makes it special is to toast some seeds and nuts in a very hot, dry, pan, shaking all the time as they'll easily burn and you just want them toasted and brown. I've got flaked almonds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.
And then tip them onto the fruit and yogurt - I love the sizzling noise it makes.
Stir in before eating as those nuts and seeds are really, really hot!