Next to the incredible number of tourists in the town the topic of conversation here - and I suspect all over the country (and even Europe) is THE WEATHER. There has been a strong breeze here for the last week, so I have needed a cardigan. But today the breeze has all but gone and it is warming up - according to the Weatherman (or woman) could be up to forty degrees by Monday (poor Derek - I fear for your garden). I have one window (the bathroom) wide open but keep the rest closed - I find it keeps cooler that way.
I was out by a quarter past eight this morning giving my tubs a good watering so I can at least forget them until tonight. At present there is no hose pipe ban but it is only a matter of time before one comes into force - rightly so - agriculture, drinking water - plenty of things have to come first. As I am watering my tubs I happen to glance up and there quietly gliding across the sky - looking so low that I feel I can almost touch them= are five hot air balloons - my carer tells me they went up at our Rugby Club. They make a lovely sight as they glide across the sky and I can't help but think back to the days when that was the accepted mode of transport - what would those travellers have thought of air travel today I wonder. Faster without a doubt but nowhere near as beautiful on a day like today (who would like to be in a queue at Heathrow today?)
It certainly is a lovely day, slight breeze, pure blue sky, nothing much about to disturb the peace of this Saturday afternoon. I forgot to put strawberries on my order but hopefully my son will have got some on his for me. It is only four o'clock so there is time yet for him to appear with them in time for tea. I am afraid that I have sunk
into a kind of lethargy where I can think of nothing whatsoever to say. I have read TheTimes cover-to-cover and that has given me no ideas either. I see there are still a few people taking their dogs out for their usual afternoon wee walks as I call them - in spite of a vet yesterday on television saying that in this kind of weather we should not contemplate taking a dog out for a walk. He said that no dog of its own accord would walk in hot weather.
And any day now John (Going Gently) is about to get Roger - his new Welsh Terrier-pup. As I am too immobile to have another pup myself I need to get a new pup second hand off John's site. Hope it isn't long coming.
See you tomorrow