Today's news of the absolutely dreadful fire in the tower block in London has certainly driven all thoughts of the Election and Politics off the news.
The pictures and the commentary are ghastly and all out thoughts must be with the poor people who did not survive, those still searching for their families, and those who did survive but will be so scarred either mentally, physically or both, that they will take many months to recover - if ever.
For those in the US it must have brought back memories of the Twin Towers. For anyone who lives in one of these tower blocks there must now be a fear that it might happen to them.
It seems wrong to have had a pleasant day in such
circumstances. Tess and I drove the thirty five miles or so through Wensleydale to Sedbergh. I
had to go to Hawes on business and that was half way. We drove on and called at Cotter Force, a pretty waterfall in Cotterdale, where we had a walk. Then I met my God-daughter for a really pleasant lunch in a cafe called 'The Three Hares' - nice, homely food (Drovers Platter of Stilton, Pork and Pigeon Terrine and Ham with salad and sourdough bread and butter) - a lovely chat and then back to work for her and home for us.
I must say that I was very tired onmy return, but had only been in five minutes when friend Sylvia called to take Tess for a walk - Tess came back ready for a sleep and I didn't have to take her out.
Sylvia enjoyed the walk - so all three of us were satisfied.
An early night for me tonight.