Thursday 2 August

An uneventful day. Took dogs for walk which was interrupted by a hare emerging from the grass. Two dogs disappear into the distance but return to the whistle – a few minutes later. Some children were out in the garden and were pleased to see the dogs. They have been patted a lot this week. It was nearly lunchtime before the usual morning chores were done. One cottage left with new guests arriving in the evening. Most of the afternoon was spent finishing last months accounts before this months bills start to arrive. No post today which was strange – then discovered there was a post strike. Cottage guests arrived about 6.30 and I finished for the day about two hours later. Can tell when we have better weather – the number of phonecalls looking for a room at the weekend increase!