Caveman Hugh and smells

We’re running backward through the episodes in Hugh’s Adventures. Though it is the third episode I’ve put up in this way, this is Episode Two, a sunny summer holiday back garden romp called Caveman Hugh.

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It was slightly stunning to come to the end of the piece and find that it was written seven years ago. Rereading it, I saw all the scenes in my head again and felt the excitement of my 7 year old self at the thrill of the chase. Who says smell is the most evocative of all the senses?

Though I recently paid a visit to the Co-Op in Cork, a kind of beany-wholefood cafe and was shot back by the smell and the narrowness of the stairs to accompanying my father up the steps to the Coffee Bean vegetarian restaurant in Nassau street when we would go into town to look at the stuffed animals museum.

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