It's official - The Warmest Easter Saturday on Record' - unbroken sunshine and such a lovely day.
Tess and I had been invited out to lunch at friend W's. She has friends staying who are now, after meeting them at W's for so many years, good friends of mine too (and Tess's). W's cooking is superb and I am ashamed to say that I did absolutely nothing - just sat and chatted. Roast ham, many different vegetables, new potatoes, chips,followed by fresh fruit salad, sticky toffee pud, chocolate cake, coffee, plenty of good wine - we ended up replete. Nothing more needed today - so thank you W for cooking the food and N, K and S for the great pleasure of your company.
Coming home to News bulletins and seeing the protesters in central London protesting about Climate Change, holding up traffic and thus creating fumes, putting police on to the streets rather than giving a grossly overworked police force some time off, leaving behind huge quantities of rubbish - plastics included. I do agree with free speech, the right to protest - but I do also wonder whether it was done in an appropriate manner. I am open to being convinced should anyone have a view which might convince me - not of the need to do something about climate change - that is indeed a world problem and a serious one at that; but is this kind of protest at this time of year - when the tourist trade is just beginning and people's livelihoods are being affected - the right way to go about it? Is there a better way? I have a feeling that if I was young 20 instead of 86 then I might well be down there with them because I am appalled by the whole thing around climate change and the way the world seems to be going helter skelter towards annihilation, but now at my age I do question the method of protest more.