A neighbour tells me that he had tickets for the England v New Zealand One Day International match at Lords Cricket Ground yesterday. When he arrived the sky was overcast and seemed to be threatening rain. Later the sun came out, and the crowd applauded as though someone had hit a six. Sad to say England lost the match.
As we were out first time round, a parcel was redelivered to day. " I even came round to the pub to see if you were there," says the postman. Such kindness. But what a reputation we must have.