At last, for an hour, it rained. I awoke to thick fog, I opened the front door ready for my carer and after a few nice warm days it was cold. As the morning wore on it rained but only gentle rain - just enough to wet the top of the soil. After an hour it stopped. Now it is just chilly and grey but no more rain. If you have ever been a gardener it is difficult not to become obsessed by the rain - the soil is either too wet or too dry. Conditions are never perfect.
So Andy has been knocked out of Wimbledon - sad but younger players are coming along and he has been out of the game for a while. Maybe he should have had the sense to stop while he was at the top of his game - I don't know. Let's hope that England win against Ukraine tonight. It really is such a plethora of sport at the moment - if you are not a sports fan life via the television is pretty boring. Covid has broken out quite badly here - we have always missed it until now - so there is little or nothing to do. At the moment until all these sporting events are over, if you are not a sports fan then it will have to be out with the Monopoly and Ludo and the Jig Saws I'm afraid.
Sad to see today that Michael Gove and his wife are to divorce amicably. Up here is a small town where everybody knows everyone else's business it seems to me that amongst the younger people (under fifties)so few couples seem to be with their original partners. Why have things changed so much. When I was a child in the forties there were only two divorced couples in our village and everybody knew all the details. Why is it so different - is it that money is easier to come by - apart from both couples usually working there are social services to help sort out family finances in these situations - and yes I do know that in the case of much publicised cases usually both members of the family are usually pretty well off. And maybe because divorce is so prevalent the effect on the children is not so severe. I don't know - and it is certainly less harmful than together in a toxic household which I know is sometimes the case- but I know that for many people of my age group we feel that life has changed beyond all recognition and we no longer understand it.
End of moan - sorry. The sun is trying hard to break through - just about giving it time to burn off the surface water that has fallen today. So until tomorrow folks - enjoy your evening if you are watching THE MATCH give them a cheer so loud that they can hear it in Rome.
Sorry about that moan.