It is 9.55pm and 21ºC. I have sweat where I shouldn't have sweat at this time of day.
I enjoyed going to the park in Tenterden and meeting up with Pippa, Rebekah and Archie with Harriet and children. We found shade under a tree and got tattooed by Bella. I didn't enjoy the traffic queues. I liked the new ice-cream/coffee/cake parlour run by some Italians. Bella and Hetty had strawberry ice-cream and were gifted bubble gum ball sprinkles, marshmallow and a lolly by the guy with limited words. Harriet had coffee and a shot of Chapel Down gin. I had coffee. Damn these 500 calorie days.
I was feeling sociable and invited four of our nearest and dearest friends over for cold beer and nuts in the garden. They all declined. I spent the evening with Tim which was just fine. Really it was fine.
Orchids and Shadows