Extract from Journal: Friday 12 July 2003
The moon is rising above the trees, the frogs are croaking, fish are jumping and there is the distant sound of traffic and the occasional firework. An idyllic spot – somewhere up the river. The temperature hit the bikini scale today (ie 35C). ….. The French at play are at their best. The river is delighted in by small boys diving and jumping off bridges, jet-skiers, water-skiers, windsurfers and swimmers. The banks are colonised with small tents, fishers, joggers, cyclists and walkers.
My only comment on this is to say – but they've got the weather.