Had a rendezvous with Ros in the Sainsbury’s car park this evening to be handed a ticket to this year’s Wiley-Blackwell summer party. We ended up having a bit of catch up, which included me offering congratulations to her for her new job, and stopping off for a cup of tea and a chat. By the time I left Kidlington the rains had come down.

I arrived back in Bicester at about eight o’clock, in a curious orange light after the storm, with black clouds and rainbows. I decided to investigate my new water butt, expecting maybe an inch of water in the bottom. What I actually discovered was a vessel already half-full!! Now that, surely, has to be a lot of water; a lot of weather!