Five thirty in the morning . We head of for a tour of the village in the cool morning air. The moorhens scurry for cover. The man with anger management issues is also up and about. He's changing the air filter on his Nissan. ' Too hot to sleep' he says by way of greeting before launching into a tirade against the government. This goes on for some time and ends with the view that the politicians are all stupid.' The country needs the generals to sort things out'. Angus makes a noncommital noise and heads back to the Rickety Old Farmhouse with a sheepdog leading the way. The old gentleman who has had open heart surgery and walks ten miles every day is sitting on a bench on the village green. Sophie bounds over to see him but he has nothing to offer her in the way of biscuits so she just as quickly leaves . She does however get a tickle. We wave at the Belgian lady who is wearing her duck egg blue padded dressing gown and watering her window boxes. She waves back.
We're now into our high summer daily routine. Sophie is allowed in the garden until eleven and then comes indoors until five in the afternoon . She's then out until late at night on the grass. This morning the family diva also opts for an hours post breakfast doze on the doorstep. Today is expected to be another 36 degrees day.
Down to the V-E-T-S for some calming shampoo. The heat has brought out the mites in the wheat fields. The obvious solution is not to run through the wheat but Sophie doesn't view this as an option.
This mornings song played as Sophie and her master drive home, windows down , volume up :https://youtu.be/1x1wjGKHjBI?t=16
This is the second time in as many days I've seen the phrase ' house ground ' burgers . Presumably this is a new American thing to show freshness ? Other restaurants seem to offer triple ground burgers ? Can you ask for your burger to be ground once or twice ? Where did the trend come from ? Why is it done three times ? :https://www.danielboulud.com/restaurants/washington-dc/dbgb-kitchen-and-bar
Harris Tweed being made in 1941 :https://twitter.com/dusttoodigital/status/1404801852080861187