Sorry there was no post yesterday. On Thursday night, for the first time in this heat wave, the heat really got to me and I had only two hours sleep. I got up and walked round, read a little, made a cup of tea - tried everything. Finally I went back to bed and slept for two hours. Consequently I grew more and more tired as Friday progressed. When I finally got round to putting on a post - around 9pm (too early to get to bed) I was so tired that I found I kept writing gibberish and, finally, I fell asleep at the computer, just for a couple of seconds my head drooped, my finger rested on the keys and I wrote about two hundred full stops... At that point I deleted the lot, switched off and went to bed.
Slept for ten hours and feel much more perky today. Took Tess for her walk and then went out for a quick lunch (a platter of deep fried camembert, onion rings, salmon gougons, battered mushrooms served with a good salad and chips.)
Since then Tess and I have been out again between the showers. The gardens are so grateful for the rain and it is interesting to see that several plants I thought might have died have actually already begun to 'green up'. They have good survival strategies - wish ours were as good.
It looks as though Geraint has won the Tour de France - lovely to see him so delighted today (and his wife too). I believe tomorrow is only really a courtesy ride around Paris and providing he crosses the line that is it.
And perhaps the best sports news of all this week-end --Congratulations to fifty three year old Australian Wendy Tuck, who has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper round-the-world yacht race.