Yesterday was also the day Eric Sykes died- one of the comedy heroes of my youth. In old age he started turning up in straight acting roles (he was tremendous in The Others.) It always made me happy to see him.
I spent the afternoon watching tennis. Federer was magisterial. The match between Murray and Ferrer was a real thriller.
I was woken last night by the rain drumming on our plastic sills. It was so loud I got up and felt around to make sure it wasn't coming into the room.