Well that was a hot one. BBQ fuel was all sold out at our local supermarket by the time we got there, as was the decent food. But, nothing daunted, we went ahead anyway. BBQ food is the most over-rated grub ever. I love the occasion but I would never normally serve up the burnt and burst fare that I produced on Saturday. No one cared of course because the evening was warm and the beer was cold. But the next morning as the washing up was attempted and the congealed fat attacked, it did seem a strange way of going about things. And next weekend, we'll do it all again of course. Even if there is talk of frost by next weekend...
Today we have another Radio 2 Bookclub choice for you and it is Snake Ropes by debut novelist Jess Richards. It's a tricky one to describe but the blurb says this:
On an island off the edge of the map, boys are disappearing. The day the tall men come from the mainland to trade, Mary's little brother goes missing. She needs to find him. She needs to know a secret that no-one else can tell her ...
It's set on an island somewhere and the dialect is different enough to keep you concentrating and involved throughout. It's exciting and different; there is quite a buzz about it. Read a chapter while you're here! Then join Jess when she's on just after 6.
And oldies today please for the 100 short-haired bees (Bombus Subterraneus) which have been brought across from Sweden. They've been released at the RSPB's reserve in Dungeness where they used to thrive. Still no sign of the Drivetime Hive but we'll call a meeting and see what happens.
Have a clean and polished Monday, see you after 5