Just seems to be one of those days. I started the day with a big breakfast. Well, bigger than usual. I had decided yesterday when shopping that I would have porridge for breakfast instead of the usual cold cereal and as I had finished the muesli yesterday, today was the day to start. Because I have never before done porridge, I was uncertain of just what quantity to use and ended up with rather more in my bowl than I really expected. All the same, I thoroughly enjoyed it - even if it did mean having to wash up a saucepan.
Then lunch, which was simply a couple of slices of bread with jam. The jam was some raspberry given to me yesterday by a fellow Lion made from the autumn fruiting raspberries in his garden. He calls them "my" raspberries as they were canes from my garden when I dug some up to split. But what jam! Really zinging with a big flavour.
And this afternoon, as Fern and I walked around the ramparts of the Roman Camp, there rose from the middle the biggest charm of goldfinches I have ever seen. There must have been getting on for three dozen of them.
And glancing out to sea, I spotted what looked like a floating island going down Channel. Having checked since I got home (https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/) I see that it is a ship called Euphrates Highway, a 59,000 ton, 200 metre long vehicle carrier en route from Bremerhaven to Southampton.