It certainly seems a little cooler this morning. We have had something of a heatwave this week - a heatwave for us Brits, anyway, with temperatures peaking at 30 or so. 30 Celsius, that is - mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit. Even here along the coast where it's generally a little cooler we have reached 27 or 28. That has felt oppressive with the high humidity and I have taken to walking Fern in the woods after breakfast and then not again until the evening. Which meant that I had all afternoon free yesterday to order our kitchen calendar for next year.
Which, perhaps, deserves a little explanation.
For the past ten years or so I have had a calendar specially printed using photographs taken by myself. It's not really as extravagant as might be expected and, for the first few years at least, it was a reminder of places we had been to during the previous year. I have been very lax in my photography for the last year and so for our 2017 calendar we have had to trawl through the years. Well, I had to trawl through the years to produce a selection of a couple of dozen for the Old Bat to choose from. It took me the better part of yesterday afternoon to upload the selection to the printers' web site.
Which reminds me. Last Monday morning I uploaded the artwork for a poster to be printed A4 size (250 copies) and different artwork for 5,000 flyers in A5 size. Total price £89. They were delivered on Thursday, having been printed in Holland!
But back to the calendar. This was the choice for January's illustration, the farm next door to our French cottage.