Sunflowers Well the weather in England has not been that great but Nick and I have just come back from ten days in France and Italy and we had blue skies and sunshine the whole time – even too hot at times but I can't bear to say that!

We certainly did some driving as we drove to the south of France and stayed there for four days enjoying the company of close relatives and lazing around in the sunshine. Then off we went again driving to Tuscany where friends of ours were getting married. This was definitely not a lazy time as it takes a lot of energy to enjoy yourself as much as we did!

There were ninety guests and we all stayed in a vineyard in Tuscany. I think we managed to sample every wine they produced plus an awful lot more! We had such a great time – wonderful food – wonderful company - and the bride looked beautiful.