So yesterday I was going to catch up with emails and reading the blogs I follow. But I had not allowed for the wind. Gusting at up to 80 mph, this was almost a living animal. And the OB was due for a hugh dosage oxygen session in the diving bell. So I had to provide an arm to stop her being blown over and that was the morning gone.
We were, of course, away from home over the Jubilee weekend and so missed all the jollifications. I had, however, set the DVD recorder beforehand so we have many hours of programmes to while away the sultry summer evenings - or the cold, wet, windy ones. Most of the coverage I have recorded, including the Thames river pageant, was on BBC as I consider they generally handle those big occasions better than the competition. I am, however, wondering if I made a mistake as there was criticism in yesterday's paper, obviously ongoing citicism, about the somewhat fatuous approach of the BBC's presenters. Luckily I had saved a copy of a Sunday supplement from a week earlier in which there are reasonably full descriptions of the various sections of the flotilla and the vessels in them. But perhaps more of that when I have watched the recording.