We always enjoy the Michael P's programmes on BBC 2 following his Bradshaw's round the UK and Europe and now he is going round America by rail. We record these and treat ourselves on dull days to half an hour of history and social change.
We have just started recording the new SEA CITIES series of programmes too. Again a lot of social history and in this series some ports we are not so familiar with like Tyne side.
We have had a bit of rain today, first for some days, so we retired to the back room and ordered some seeds. We have promised ourselves a garden centre day out to choose some seed potatoes. We are going to plant twice as many as last year - 8 rows of about 25 ft which should keep us in supplies to December. I prefer red potatoes like Desiree but I think we will need a few rows of heavy croppers.
Our sons have decided to drive us to distraction with worries - one's kitchen is ruined when the washing machine flooded; one's car has been written off when someone drove into the side of him; the other has taken up carpentry with sharp instruments and no natural abilities in practical things (loads in complex computering). Our support by text and emails has been called on a lot this week - we seem to be the font of advice and guidance!