1. The shade of the old abbey, respite from the sun.
1b. The slowest dog in the whole world.
1c. I take off my top (once we’re back home) and feel instantly refreshed.
2. I start carving a new bed into the path – two patches for now, I’ll do the rest in the winter. The first patch is deceptively easy to dig.
2b. John comes to gather a harvest: a tub full of strawberries and raspberries, and a small bag of sugar snap peas.
3. Strange is delightful: rolling around, clutching her head then air padding with velvet paws. She makes John giggle.