The gents is being refurbished, at Sankey's bar and restaurant, so gentlemen are requested to use the ladies, only to be confronted within, by this commentary on the present day behaviour of gentlemen and ladies too.
Two little girls pulling identical , plastic Volkeswagen Beatles on pieces of string, race round the Grove, shrieking, while the cars bounce and topple behind them.
I had difficulty identifying a maple tree in the Grove when it was in flower. But the five lobed leaves, mottled with red spots are familiar signs of Autumn. Spring seems far behind.