Sunday 18th July 2021

It is flying ant day, at least it is around here. The seagulls love them. “What is flying ants day? … This is great news for seagulls, because scientists have suggested the ants produce an acid that gets the birds “slightly” drunk – and – and an RSPB gull expert has said gulls are ‘mad for them’ and gobble them up like ‘M&Ms’, which can cause them to be even more excitable than usual.”

Ellie and I walked along Rope Walk, along with several Open supporters. That was 6am! You can tell them by their “uniform” of polo shirt, shorts, cap and rucksack on their back! The traffic at St George’s Road was queueing too. I didn’t think tee off was until at least 8.30!

Mal and I went to the allotment. I came back earlier than him as it was so hot. I tried watering but the pressure was so low as we are at the end of the run. We thought going early would be good but it seems everyone thought the same. I picked more raspberries and peas. The marrows are doing well.

An amusing photo from today’s “Open”

And now that’s it for another 10 years!

Thought for the Day – “Patience and perseverance, if we have them, overcome mountains of difficulties.” ~ M.K Ghandi

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