Globally, this is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record — the only years hotter were the three previous ones. – So says the New York Times today.

In Tating today, the weather returned to ‘normal’: a bit of rain, a bit of wind, a bit of sunshine, and temperatures that allowed you to breathe.

We’re just in from our last dinner (I was going to say ‘supper’ but resisted) in Tating before heading to Rotterdam, Hull, Holyhead and Dublin tomorrow morning. It’ll take us probably 36 hours to get to Dublin. One of those epic road trips. With plenty of time.