Our morning walk completed in record time. This morning the cows and their calves are standing right by the roadside fence. They stare at us in the hope we might be bringing a bale of hay. Under their watchful eyes Sophie quickens her pace and positively sprints along the lane.
Back at the car she fixes me with a look that says ' Do you not know how risky that was ?'
From the top of the ridge we can see clouds building up over the frontier with Spain. Perhaps later today , or tomorrow, we shall have rain. With the exception of some still to be harvested sunflower fields the countryside is now being tidied up in readiness for winter.
Yesterdays paper warned us that a cloud of volcanic ash was heading up from the eruption on the Canary Isles.