It has been an absolutely beautiful morning here - warm brilliant sunshine and no wind. Now, at quarter past four heavy dark clouds are rolling in and rain is forecast again. I personally feel so much better when the sun is shining. Now I read in today's Times that the weather forecasters are predicting a bad winter with the first snows set to arrive by the end of October. I hardly dare think about it. Cold and me don't mix these days and neither do slippery footpaths and me. Ah well - let's think about other things.
All along our road summer bedding is disappearing. A few doors away from me was an absolutely beautiful display of purple petunias - the lady had grown them from seed and was so pleased with them. Today she is digging them out. They were battered when we were all flooded a month ago but they recovered only to be battered again with yesterday's twenty four hours of rain - the last straw. Always sad to say goodbye to summer bedding.
Speaking of rain - after the 196 starters in the peloton at theWorld Cycling Championships around North Yorkshire only 46 finished after the six and a half miles and as they crossed the finishing line one of the leaders vomited and all were soaking wet through. The joys of cycling eh!
Off to get cheese on toast for my tea now. See you tomorrow.