Arrived back in Bicester mid-evening yesterday and so woke up this morning for the first time in over a week in my own bed, and of course Bella and Arthur woke up for the first time in their own beds. Did a little bit of gardening, and popped in town to check out new bikes again – I think I know which one I’m after now. And cameras. The Fuji Finepix Z5 (not the pink one) comes very highly reviewed for the ultra-slimline ones and takes the same XD picture cards as my ‘big’ camera but it doesn’t have a viewfinder, and I’m wondering if I’m going to miss that. Hrmm…

Will be leaving shortly to drive over to join Mum and Dad in Cambridgeshire where they’ve taken a cottage for a week near to my brother. Should be going to see them all tomorrow…