Doctors are recommending that the elderly(sadly that is me) should not go out in the mid-day sun - well eleven to four actually - so at least we are not being allied with mad dogs and English men. I find this weather quite draining - lovely if I am sitting in the cool, no good if I am trying to walk about in it.
The farmer has gone off to bale positively his last lot of sub-contract baling and has gone armed with a flask of iced elderflower cordial. Tess is laid on the cool stone floor - I am sitting at the computer in a cool breeze. A lovely perfume is drifting through the front door - must be roses of some kind I think. The sun brings out the scent beautifully but it does also make the blooms die much more quickly.
My doctor has just rung me to tell me that I may drive again!! Yippee - nearly drove myself to the hairdressers but decided that I needed to have the farmer by my side for my first foray - so hopefully it will be after tea tonight.
Tomorrow friend W and I are off to Kirby Londsdale on the edge of Cumbria, to meet our friends P and D for lunch in an Italian Restaurant. It will be another scorcher but we can drive with all the windows open (and never mind that I have just spent an hour at the hairdressers.)
Friend G called this morning and we sat chatting for a long time (never a hard thing to do is it?). I had plenty of ham for lunch and new potatoes and I made a lovely salad, which I shall share with you because it really is a lovely combination.
On a bed of lettuce put a mixture of sliced Fiorette pears, sliced Nectarines, halved green grapes and cubed cheddar cheese which have been tossed in a lemon and olive oil dressing. Chill for half an hour. So refreshing on a day like this.