In the garden ...
... the sweet pea has produced its very first flower and the red rose has two new blooms.
I stayed at home yesterday to avoid the heat but as the day progressed it turned out to be much cooler with a lovely refreshing breeze. I did think about going out in the afternoon but just couldn't summon up the energy! I watched part of the Olympic Opening Ceremony instead but don't know that I will bother to watch many of the actual sporting events. I do like the gymnastics, equestrian events, and some of the athletics, but am not an avid fan like my sister and BiL - I will have to choose very carefully when to phone while the Olympics are on if I want them to answer the phone!
Most of yesterday was spent switching between reading and family tree research (still trying to prove or disprove what looks like a bigamous marriage), and I think today will be more of the same. We are forecast thunderstorms for today and also for tomorrow. I vaguely heard some rain during the night though don't know how much or whether it is set in for the day. I'm not too bothered as I don't have anything special planned and the gardens could do with a good soaking. I went out for an early evening walk around the marina for yesterday's walk and will try for the same today. I also participated in an online exercise class yesterday, which was just challenging enough for my current level of fitness and I'll aim to make it a regular event. Today I will join in with a Tai Chi class - I struggle to remember the movements so am starting again with a beginners class and hope I do better this time!