I was awake at 4.30 ish this morning - K and I fighting for the sheet! I grabbed the first one I could find last night and it was fitted - but not fitted on the bed of course, just loose - and I was getting too warm even that early. After half an hour or so I got up and was rewarded with the sunrise, and although you can't see it as I saw it then, the sky was pretty red and the sun, through a slight mist, looked red and threatening.
I went down to get the paper early this morning, 7.15 ish and no problems with traffic or parking today. Because it's Show week, there were a couple of portaloos put up where there are broad steps and a sitting area. Fair enough - only loos apart from that are down by Eco Chic and The Strand Hall. Imagine my surprise to see beside them two, ahem, outside urinals for blokes coming out of the pubs at night. I've never seen the like anywhere, but someone thought it a good idea. Shapewise they were a bit like a pyramid, and tapered to a point at the top but would accommodate up to 4 blokes at a time with 3 sides in full view of passers by . . . I just I just hope they don't get used during the day as there was absolutely NO privacy! (For a photo, Google "Outdoor urinals of Charing Cross". They are clearly in regular use in London!.
Another day where we will be doing very little. I shall continue - very slowly! - with my x-stitch. Gosh, so many changes of colour, literally every other stitch, so I can only do little runs of 3 or 4 stitches and count to where the next insert is. This is the Widdicombe scene I bought last year and will be stunning when it's done.
21 deg. C here now (it was 32 at highest yesterday). The forecast showed the Red Alert area to be the Midlands, South and East and we were to be cooler with cloud and possible showers. Tomorrow is MUCH cooler - thank heavens!