Regardless of the time of day, the heat, or the inconvenience, Billy always wants to play 'Fetch the Ball'.
He can start early in the morning, and still wants to play well into the evening. Saturdays are no different for Billy than any other day of the week.
It's still hot, about 31 C. We sit in the shade of our au vent with a pre-dinner glass of wine and maybe a stuffed olive or two. We discuss the day's events, both here and elsewhere.
Meanwhile over in London, people are protesting. They insist that they should be allowed to catch Covid-19 (and/or any of its variants); and are doing their best to do so.
Piers Corbyn was there, David Icke was there, and even dear Katie Hopkins was there, a more typical trio of anti-vaxxers would be hard to find.
If they were in France and they caught the virus, as non double-vaxxers they would be refused hospital admission!
And look (below), the grapes hanging on the front of the au vent are just beginning to ripen! They will soon all go to the compost, after some juice has been made.