'What's that bush outside by the dustbin? The tall sort of pointy one in a pot?'
'It's a Bay'
'Oh. Right. As in 'bay leaves' you put in your cooking?'
'And that's what a Bay looks like is it?'
'Well I don't know what the hell I was putting in our cooking for the 8.5 years we lived in our old house though but it sure as hell wasn't that'.
'There was a bush in our garden, sort of yellow and green and it smelled quite strong - the one the rabbit used to hide under (god rest is angry soul) so I sort of thought it was Bay and used to put the leaves in my cooking. I think I got the idea off Jamie Oliver but I didn't really get a good look at his bush - I just got the idea of the smell'
'Good god! It could have been poisonous!'.
'Well nobody died (apart from the rabbit) so hopefully it wasn't'.
'I suppose so - or maybe it was just mildly toxic and you were very lucky!'.
'Yeah - maybe'.
'What did it taste like?'
'I don't know! I just used the odd leaf to impart a hint of (toxic?) flavour! It wasn't like I was chucking huge handfuls in salads'.
'Well it's a good job you weren't'.
'Yeah. I'm not that mad......'
Mother sighs and turns back to the daily Su Duko.