It is damp and cold here - eleven degrees - typical bank holiday weather. There is plenty to look at on the television as it is the Diamond Jubilee weekend. Yesterday the farmer and I watched racing from Epsom. We are neither of us racing fans but we enjoyed the sights and sounds and also the racing.
Today is the Thames River Pageant and we are looking forward to that too. Stove has been lit as though it is winter again and we shall sit and enjoy the spectacle.
Tomorrow our village is doing the celebrating with a mass photograph on the village green, followed by Childrens' Fancy Dress Parade and Sports and then a tea in the village hall. On Monday night at half past ten a beacon is being lit on the highest ground in the village. This is in addition to the official one on Pen Hill in Wensleydale.
Normal service will be resumed here after the Bank Holiday.