Talking of pandas, me and Bev watched Kung Fu Panda a few days ago. We both enjoyed it, but Bev kept shouting: That’s you! That’s you that is! when the panda was on! It’s not as if I even do kung fu.

There have been swifts flying over Bev’s garden for the last few days catching insects around the trees. A wonderfully shaped bird stocking up for leaving the country. It is the eve of the longest day. I might have gone out to watch the sunset but the sky went dark an hour before, and it has rained since.