Yes, Summer has reached North Yorkshire at last and it looks as though today is the only day we shall get as it is set to become ten degrees cooler overnight tonight. Shalln't be sorry as it is much too warm for me today - and Tess too.
Lethargy has set in. I just noticed that a lupin had begun to go to seed and as it has about five other flower spikes coming into bloom I staggered across to the bed where it is and cut it out.
I had a very bad night's sleep last night and consequently I am very tired today. Tess is following me about like my shadow in case I should change my mind and decide to go for a walk after all (in the heat of the day).I finally
got up at a quarter to six and while it was cool took Tess for her morning walk. Coming back I had my Weetabix and fruit and a cup of coffee and then sat and read the paper until ten to nine when I drove into town for some money from the cash machine and a top up on fruit and veg.
In a fit of enthusiasm on the way home I called in at the car wash and let them give the car a good clean (mostly bird dirt) and when I got home I cleaned the inside and brushed the mats. Then it was water the plants and tubs. By this time it was about a quarter to eleven and I was exhausted, so sufficient to say I have done almost nothing since. It is very close and airless and looking at the forecast it seems there are storms on the way.
Arthritis is always very bad in hot weather and I am finding walking very difficult but after feeding Tess an hour ago I walked - maybe staggered would be a better word - round our usual walk and now we are back home and set to stay here all evening. At the moment I don't feel like eating any tea - hot weather and I don't altogether agree.