The people who normally draw on the road have been drawing on the snow instead.
And here’s a gratuitous pigeon and clouds on the weathercam.
Admin1 is reading The Witch Hunter by Matt Seek which was rubbish. Admin2 is reading Cross and Burn by Val McDermid which is also rubbish.
We scored 13 out of 30 on the mega super bumper GWQ which was extremely rubbish, our worst score this year, giving us an average of 10.57557692 which is nevertheless our best ever (see last year and step backward though the years).
Coffee of the day: Guji Natural Ethiopia which is absolutely delicious. Thx Gez!
Caught on our weathercam!
Admin2 is reading The Vinyl Detective: Low Action. We are drinking Mystery Coffee 12, watching Dark and scored oooo wow 13 on the GWQ.
This is the neighbour cat who has singalongs and standoffs with our nice cats. And sneaks inside and eats their food, as is obvious.
Admin1 is rereading Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin.
Coffee of the day: Ethiopia Rocko Mountain Reserve Natural Process: citrussy with curranty overtones and absolutely delicious.
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey. We did sod all watts today.
Admi1 is reading Sins of the Dead by Lin Anderson. Admin2 is reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.
Khofi wa tsikulo: Zambean
The wind is cold, the year is old, the leaves are turning red and gold.
Admin2 is reading The Institute by Stephen King. Admin1 is reading The Dying Light by Henry Porter.
Coffees of the recent past: Rwanda Cocagi Gashonga, Ethiopia Duramina, Burundi Kinyovu Rango, Uganda Rwenzori Red Cherry: all fruity and delicious.
We scored 10 on the GWQ.
Red admirals are everywhere.
Admin2 is reading Confessions by Kanae Minato, more repercussions of a murder, this time commited by schoolchildren.
Coffee of the day: Burundi Sangira: super fruity, yumms!
This has been Admin1’s favourite drink ever since he got his cold press jug.
Admin2 is reading The Fire Pit by Chris Ould.
We scored 9.5 on the GWQ.
We had plenty of sunshine today, but also more rain in one hour than we had in the rest of the month so far.
Coffee of the day: Burundi Kinyovu, Rango, Kayanza
No interesting weather today so here is Audrey’s dinner, featuring our new plates and table mats.
Admin1 is reading Falling Freely, as if in a Dream by Leif GW Persson, but gave up after 100 pages ‘cos it was dull. Admin2 is reading Truecrime by Jake Arnott, a sardonic story of the London crimimal underworld and the acting profession.
We are drinking Yirgacheffe coffee (fruity and tasty) and scored 9 on the GWQ
A view from the drone. Not as sunny or as well-attended as previous years, but the rain held off until 6pm.
Admin1 is reading Yellowhammer by Henry, James. Admin2 is reading Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh; mythology, migration and an Indian merchant of Venice.
We are drinking Rwandan Maraba coffee and scored 10.5 on the GWQ.
High up in the communications industry.
Admin1 is rereading The Blinded Man by Arne Dahl.
Coffee of the day: Costa Rica Don Alfonso Aquires Estate
Also spotted on our weathercam:
Admin1 is reading Dark Water by Robert Bryndza — competent, but nothing special. Admin2 is reading Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot
Coffee of the day: Brazil Passeio Icatu: rich and scented with citrus blossom.
Admin1 is reading Journey under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino.
Coffee of the day: Rwanda Nyungwe Supreme; a bit cardboardy.
Admin1 is reading Holy Ghost by John Sandford. Admin2 has been reading The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch: yet another London book featuring an eccentric subset of a state authority; this time police with magical powers chasing ghosts on the Underground.
We scored 12 on the GWQ, including 9 in a row. Yes yes yes yes yes!
Coffee of the day: Java Lingtong (yiddle i po)
Cos it’s almost halo-ween.
Admin1 is reading Wild Chamber by Christopher Fowler. Admin2 is re-reading A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson; a life that might have been.
Coffee of the day: Mystery Coffee Mark 9 which tastes mysteriously like coffee. Good coffee though.
Admin2 is reading The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson; what an utterly miserable book.
Coffee of the day: Columbia Fincas las Mercedes la Isla.
Our new toy tool: a drone with a movie camera, bought to look at the solar panels to see if they need a clean (and definitely not to have fun with). It’s pretty difficult to control in small spaces, but Admin1 is slowly improving with practice. This is the highest we’ve taken it so far.
Admin1 is rereading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.
Coffee of the day: Costa Rica Montanas del Diamante Tarrazu; smooth and citric.
Shining through the trees.
Admin1 is reading By the Pricking of her Thumb by Adam Roberts. Admin2 is reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson (thx Admin1); a cosy wartime spy story.
Coffee of the day: Rwanda Kanyege: very fruity!
Happy Birthday Lee. Here is a cake (thx Chris) with sprinkles (thx Audrey)
Admin1 is reading Beyond the Truth by Anne Holt.
Coffee of the day: Tanzania Tarime Natural; sharp and citrussy.
A victim of the Venus flytrap.
Admin1 is reading The Few by Nadia Dalbueno, in which a detective struggling to overcome his family’s Mafia past investigates corruption and sordid goings-on in the highest levels of Italian society; pretty good, but not a book likely to be recommended by the Italian tourist board.
Admin2 is reading The Discourtesy of Death by William Broderick.
Coffee of the day: Hill and Valley.
Lumbricus terrestris crossing the road in the rain. We have had more rain today than in the whole of June, and unfortunately it coincided with the Reggae Concert.
Admin1 is reading The Discourtesy of Death by William Brodrick (intriguing and well-written; excellent).
Coffee of the day: Nicaragua El Amparo Caturra; sweet and chocolatey.
Our warmest August day ever: 31.5 °C. And our sunniest: 11.31 kWh.
Admin2 is reading The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths.
Coffee of the day Extra Dark Wild Ethiopian Highland: bitter with a taste of aniseed and cherries.
We scored 10 on the GWQ.
An after-rain cloud, not that we’ve had much rain.
Coffee of the day: Brazil Ecoagricola Serra Do Cabral Red Catuai.
We scored 10.5 on the GWQ.
This brilliant segment of halo briefly appeared in the sky and nobody on the crowded street looked up; they were all engrossed in their phones.
Coffee of the day: Java Jampit.
The cats went outside for the first time today.
Admin1 is reading The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths. Admin2 is reading A House of Knives by Willam Shaw.
Coffee of the day: Colombia Finca las Mercedes la Isla; rich and dark like the Sultan of Brunei.
We scored 11 on the GWQ, mostly through wild guesses.