It is always a pleasure to talk philosophy with the gardener across the road. As usual we spend some time this morning exploring the nature of the weather which affects us both in our outdoor work. "Today," he says, " the day will be as long as the night." I agree and think to myself this makes a change from politics and the budget. When you think about it, " he adds, "in three months time it will be the longest day."
A invitation to tea today. It seems years and years since anyone has invited me to tea. It invokes a timetable belonging to a different world.