On July 1st. we celebrate our great country with friends, feasting and fireworks - at least I got the friends and feasting part organized; the tennis club was holding a round robin and barbecue lunch. Unfortunately, the heavens opened after about 10 minutes of organized play and we were well and truly flooded.
Luckily, we had tennis to watch on TV in the club house - Milos Raonic playing in the fourth round at Wimbledon. He won his match against a Japanese player who is ranked 11, so lots of smiles and cheers. Meanwhile the courts were being dried off, the sun came out and we were able to have another set before lunch. Chicken skewers, salads and tasty desserts with a plentiful supply of cold drinks - the temperature and humidity were very high.
Came home for a much needed swim and rest before Steve arrived with his chainsaw to demolish a couple of dead trees in the back yard. After an hour we were both so hot and sweaty we decided to call a halt for today. All the big trunks are cut up and most of the smaller branches but I have no more bins so the remaining stuff will have to wait until the next garden refuse pick up day. Then I can reload the bins again.
Another swim was called for after al that strenuous activity - the pool has been consistently in the 80's for the last few days - and then a quick tidy up of the yard before relaxing with a drink and snacks. I am still eating the leftovers of the "Festive Special" but dinner tonight should be its last appearance.