Just before we went away I spent a weekend decorating and listening to the Open and Ashes simultaneously – great fun, even the decorating! I was gutted for Tom Watson – at 59 it would have been tremendous and he was so close. The England victory in the Ashes series was also fun to listen to – I might just wait though, before e-mailing Cricket loving Aussies, till the end of the series.However, we’ve just returned from Dorset after what now sounds like a miraculous experience! We arrived home to the official news – ‘the wettest July in the West Country on record.’ We obviously did really well in missing the showers and only had our coats on a couple of times. Some great walks along the Dorset coast – arrived home so we could collect Emily from Heathrow today – which is why I’m up so early on a Saturday: need to get the welcome home banners up!