The weather has been vile this last week, to the extent that for the first time since 1964 the first two days of a test match in England have been absolutely washed out. This has meant that I have not needed to deploy the watering can for the last few days as there has been enough from the sky. England with the series already won should be going all out for a third victory, which means that if they end up batting first they should look to declare before the close of play today.
Both today and tomorrow could witness historic achievements at the French Open. If Maria Sharapova beats Sara Erani she will join the select group of players to have won all four grand slam titles. The Men’s final meanwhile cannot fail to prove historic: either Rafael Nadal overtakes Bjorn Borg by winning it for a seventh time or Novak Djokovic becomes the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand slam titles simultaneously.
Learning Works continues to go well, although I am still waiting for a start date for my Sage 50 course. On my last visit I actually marked some practice assessments for a learner, which I had not previously done.
The View from the Rooftop is a shot taken through the living room window…