Bright and early. My dear God-daughter and her husband came yesterday - we had a lovely day doing nothing. They had driven for two hours, directly across the country from Lancashire to Yorkshire and we just sat and chatted. I had a job to stay awake several times but they were good at keeping my eyes open (and my cup of tea level so that I didn't spill it). They set off home just before the hour's catch up of Le Tour. I watched that, sat in my chair and woke up well into the night - it was dark and when I put the light on it was in the early hours of the morning! I managed to go round locking the doors and drawing the blinds before tumbling into bed and I have just woken up at almost seven o'clock. I must go now and unlock ready for my carer - I'll be back later for the doings of today - not much I hope as I expect to be tired today - but it was worth it to see them both and to see them so happy together.
I hope Le Tour is on TV at 4pm ish - - it doesn't show it in the Times but Rachel and my son both assure me it is on so I eagerly looking forward to it. The last stage of all and hope that Mark Cavendish features somewhere in the results. The scoring system is so complicated that I have yet to understand it but I have learnt a lot about it this year and will learn even more another year if I am still here.
It is another hot day but a lot more cloud today and a cooling breeze. Priscilla and I went round early and watered the tubs using water from the water butt. Surely it will soon be empty and then it will be harder unless of course we get more rain.
Tom talking about past holidays on his post set me off think about the wonderful holidays I have had first with M for thirty nine years and then with D for twenty three years. Which holiday was the best he asked? Well all I can say is that there has never been a bad one either in this country or West or East. Cockroaches in the bedroom in Mongolia was a bit scary but wouldn't have missed it for the world.The Blakeney Hotel in Norfolk took some beating in this country. The hotel in Dallas, Texas was a dream. As to the places - well everywhere new is fascinating isnt it? Seeing Guernica - seeing The Night Watch- standing in S t Mark's Square in Venice, standing eating in the Square in Marrakech - every experience widens one's horizons. Sadly it all dies with you.
See you in the morning. Hope there are no mistakes above but I am very shaky today so I wouldn't bank on it. Off to Paris now (I wish)