I'm glad you all seem to have enjoyed the farmer's photographs of the Wensleydale Show - I gave him your thanks.
They were so lucky with the weather - it was a lovely day until about half past five (the Show closed at five). After that it began to rain. Then at six o'clock this morning there was a violent thunderstorm. I slept through it and never heard a thing but when the farmer looked in our rain gauge later on we had had 21mm (25mm is an inch of rain) of rain in a very short time. So today the show field will be a boggy mess. The fields opposite, still standing with straw which was shaken up again only yesterday, are now all soggy again and it is beginning to look as though it will be past it before it can be gathered in. The rooks are loving it and they are making the fields black over with their cawing bodies as they search through for grubs.
Today we celebrated our twenty third Wedding Anniversary by going out to lunch. Our date was actually last Sunday but it was a walking day and I was already out to lunch with my girl friends so we deferred it for a week.
We went to the Queen's Head at Finghall and it was delicious. (Soup and then roast beef for the farmer; crayfish and apple cocktail and sea trout for me) and returned home at around two o'clock replete and ready for a sleep. Next Sunday the farmer is walking and I am not going out with friends as they are all busy doing something - it will be the first Sunday lunch I have been on my own for a long time - I shall have jacket potatoes and butter (my favourite but not the farmer's) and am looking forward to it already.