Just got back from my Tuesday swim, pleasantly tired from 46 lengths of exursion – in three goes, one of 14, and two of 16 lengths. So with 16 lengths, I have effectively swum round a running track – in one go!

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My baked spud to go with cold lamb from Saturday is in the oven now, and batter for my pancakes is now waiting in the fridge…

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I can’t believe it, one of the cleverist, funniest, sharpest people on radio has died. Her friend and colleague, Jeremy Hardy paid a fine tribute to Linda Smith on PM this afternoon. She will be missed.