Dog days of summer

Dog day afternoon

Eschewing Worthy Farm for Willow Farm, and swapping The Insider for two days outside in the warm embrace of a typically eccentric English summer, this weekend was one of those that makes you realise that you’re growing up, so you might as well do it gracefully.

When we weren’t chaperoning the girls around farmyards and flower markets we were lazing in bed watching 50p VHS videos from our local charity shop.

I’m talking L.A. Confidential (1997), True Romance (1993), To Live & Die in L.A. (1985), Memento (2000) – classic cinema, made all the sweeter by the balmy evening air breezing in off the sativa-scented streets of East London.

We’ve now got two weeks in Normandy ahead of us.  Days on the beach making friends with the local flora and fauna, evenings in the folds of whatever reading material, movie or mini-series takes our fancy, accompanied by fine food and a glass of seasonal cidre.

See you on the other side x