It seems that we can be reasonably confident that the weather will improve from today, which has remained hot and sunny.
On the strength of that, yesterday evening Jackie righted the garden furniture and swept the patio and the path between the kitchen wall and the Pond Bed.
Today I carried out the same operation on other paving and brick paths. Perhaps I will rake the gravel tomorrow.
Later this afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/08/10/julie-andrews/
This evening we dined on succulent roast chicken and pork chipolatas; sage and onion stuffing; crisp Yorkshire pudding; boiled potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender mange touts and runner beans, with which Jackie drank more of the rosé and I finished the Comté Tolosan rouge.