A bloom from a rhododendron and a novel way of storing empty wine bottles.
When I got back to the village the afternoon horse entrants were just starting to come through the village so I put a scarf and coat on and joined my neighbours watching them running up the lane to the calvaire. The supporters were there with buckets of water for the horses to drink and bottles of water to pour over their necks to cool them down and refresh them.
There were some very young competitors as well as the obviously experienced riders.
Once they had all come through we went down the lane to the next junction to watch the carriages coming towards us on the bend.
Here are three generations of my lovely neighbour's family.
I love how when events like this happen everyone comes out to watch and there's such a good sense of community.
Three things I like:
1. Meeting friends unexpectedly while wandering around the market at Bon Repos.
2. A very rare steak sandwich for supper with garlicky, mustardy mayo.
3. Finding the runner bean plants I put in the ground yesterday haven't been attacked by slugs - yet!