It has been a challenging day for a few reasons:
a) I’ve hurt my back. I am in official denial about this in the hope that if we don’t mention it again it might disappear as quickly as it appeared;
b) after exhaustive avoidance tactics I was bitten on the ankle by a horsefly and stung in various places by nettles;
c) it was so hot I threw in the towel at 2.30 and headed for a cold shower.
In order to present a balanced review of the day’s proceedings I should also mention the following:
b) Chocolate with Ferrero Rocher;
c) Eton Mess;
all homemade by the extremely talented Biddi. It helped.