The presence of grey clouds yesterday evening and pink ones at dawn today may have signalled a false hope for lessening of the intense heat today. This was not to be.
For a short period before 9 a.m. Jackie and Ellie enjoyed comparative coolth seated on the patio,
first with the Hey Duggie Bubble Blast colourful orbs,
disappointing spiders when adhering to their webs beneath the table;
then blowing the stick windmill.
During the rest of the day I made further inroads into “Culloden”
For dinner this evening Jackie produced lemon chicken; roast potatoes, including softer, sweet ones; crunchy carrots; and tender green beans, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Malbec.