The woman feeding ducks had dyed, overly black hair. She wore a fur coat and high heels and make-up that was so thick that the top layer was coming away. Her cheeks looked like open sores. The colours too: pinks, purples, reds and blues; her teeth were stained with maroon lipstick as if a child had painted her. It was impossible to tell how old she was or what she looked like beneath it all.
She threw enormous chunks of bread at the ducks. A scruffy man in his late 50’s wearing an anorak and bobble hat held her hand.