Well, that was very nearly a non-event. The solar eclipse, I mean. Here in south-east England the eclipse was due to be only about 83% although in other parts of the country I gather it was more like 95% or greater. The only problem was the cloud cover - which in Brighton remained 10/10. It did get a bit gloomy while I was out with the dog, and the temperature dropped quite dramatically. But that was all.
I understand that the next major eclipse will be in 11 years' time. I wonder if I will still be around to see it?
I have reached the stage of rarely bothering to correct people when, after we return from a short visit to France, they ask, "Did you have a good holiday?" My point is that we haven't been on holiday; we've simply been living in our other home for a while, doing all the usual things like redecorating and gardening.
That takes care of the this and the that, but I've completely forgotten what the other was going to be!