June 10 “Lord Melbourne earnestly hopes that your Majesty is well and not too much affected by the heat of this weather, which does not suit Lord Melbourne very well. In conjunction with a large dinner which we had at the Reform Club in honour of the Duke of Sussex, it has given Lord Melbourne a good deal of headache and indisposition. The Duke was in very good humour, and much pleased with the dinner, but he was by no means well or strong.” – Viscount Melbourne (1842)
Woke to a very misty/foggy morning of 4 degrees C . But was to be sunny so I hung out the washing (and so it proved, though the temperature only rose to 14 C by lunchtime).
Went to 9 am Church. Heard an interesting but overstated sermon ‘Jesus – Mad and Bad’ by Fr Simon (in his colloquial street gang style for impact at the beginning). A mixture of praise songs and a hymn.
Went to see an old friend who had had a ‘stroke’ and was in hospital all last week. She was now back at home and looking frail but in good spirits.
Then home for coffee and more of the current audio-book..
Lunch on the last of the quiche lorraine, and a banana.
Judy experimented (with my help or hindrance) again with recording Skype conversation using the Pamela software, without success – still the problem with the audio interference. However it did lead to us having to establish the lost contacts as both of us had re-installed Skype. And that lead to a lovely chat with daughter in Tasmania. Good things abound.
I cooked our usual Sunday dinner of grilled steak, potatoes and veg. And the evening was completed watching TV (3rd part of ‘Mystery Road.)