Exciting times this week as the Queen is due to visit Kendal and Bowness on Wednesday. I've only ever seen Her Majesty once (as I came out of a job interview in Birmingham city centre many years ago) so I'll probably creep down the hill to see what's going on. Creep being the operative word, as we're in the middle of a heatwave and it's due to be another scorching day. On Saturday the temperature briefly rose to the dizzy heights of 31c in our back garden (we took a thermometer out into the shade) and we just about fell over. After four or five dismal summers on the trot (not to mention last year's effort when it started raining in April and didn't stop again until Christmas) we're just not used to the soaring temperatures.
I just hope the Queen brings a parasol and the sun-screen, because it sounds as though she's going to need them!