Morning all. Back from yet another hol (OAPs with caravans!) on a farm in Somerset. Too hot to do much but the view from the back of our caravan was glorious as we hid in the shade and drank diet pop. Doesn't take much to please us. We met old friends who were caravanning a mile from us and had a lovely evening with them. We've had our problems over the last few years, but hearing about their troubles made us grateful for ours! (It was still a lovely evening, though.)
SIL, rushed into hospital before we went away (only 3 and a half hours and three massive haemorrhages before the ambulance came, which may explain why she had to be resuscitated on the journey to hospital during a fourth haemorrhage), is now home and OK. It turned out to be an infected abscess on the site of last year's cancer which had gone undiagnosed for months despite all her hospital visits. I suspect she is too old to get much of a priority. Just another old person clogging up the system. Or am I being cynical?
Apart from visiting her today, its a day for pruning bits off and tying bits up - the ladylike bits of gardening. And I finally have sweet peas to cut - those people who advised me that it was OK to plant them late were right.
have a lovely day, everyone. Make the best of the fine weather - apparently it isn't guaranteed to last past the middle of next week. Just watched Newswatch, where people complained that the weather reporting of the heat wave was too cheerful.