I don't understand that last bit. I assumed we were all drinking more because of the lockdown.
It's a dull morning- cloudy but not cold. I thought for a moment that the sun was coming out, but I'd been fooled by the yellowing leaves of the big horse chestnut tree.
I set light to the bonfire yesterday morning. Just one match- and it went up like an Olympic torch. 24 hours later I was picking over the site, removing non-combustibles, and disturbed a frog. "Don't you know there's a nice new pond just a hundred yards down the hill?" I said.