Incredible heavy rain here overnight and through today - first chinks of blue sky appearing as I write this at 5.19pm. The World Cycling Championships, which came through here at lunchtime, had to be re-routed because of standing water and many locals who had walked in to town to see the race go through missed it as it came through earlier than planned because of the re-routing.
I and two friends out on our usual jaunt for Sunday lunch - we all three had the same today - Salmon and a bed of spinach with Hollandaise Sauce and a good selection of vegetables to go with it. I followed that with Bramble and Almond tart - the other two had Jam Poly Poly (it was that kind of day, but I don't have a sweet tooth). Then a nice sit and chat in the Bar over a tray of tea. Home again before four, heating on, phone call from my son, feed the dog and now settle down for the evening. If the weather improves sufficiently I shall take Tess for a short walk at some point, otherwise it will be out in the garden for her. She is very good about such things.
Sunday evening is one of my favourite viewing evenings so no need to plan reading. I never miss Country File - the farmer's favourite programme, he was always interested in that and I still love the idea of farming. And I love the Antiques RoadShow, which always has some absolutely beautiful treasures on it. There is a new programme on at Nine this evening about life in the first year of the Second World War - I hope that will be as interesting as it sounds.
What did we do before television I ask? Well I do remember gathering round the radio to listen to favourite programmes - Henry Hall's Guest Night,
I T M A, Dick Barton - Special Agent, and many more. I wonder if any of you who are old enough remember any more.
Well another week begins tomorrow - and my God-daughter comes to stay next week end - I am looking forward to that and am subjecting her to a new recipe tried out in my Slow Cooker - a Lamb and Pearl Barley Irish Stew - I will report back how good (or otherwise) it is.