The Dim Pause

Finished reading: Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis 📚

Reducing a tomato glut 🍅

Chris Woakes gets a well deserved century against India at Lord’s. Woakes now gets his name on the batting and bowling Honours Boards – quite a select few achieve that. Jonny Bairstow unlucky not to get his hundred. A good day’s cricket for England after a faltering start. 🏏

I have got to try and make this – Manousheh: the Lebanese breakfast pizza that stole my heart

My first ever Japanese whisky (bottle started a few weeks ago, not tonight!) - as a long-time consumer of Scottish whiskies, I’m very impressed.

K. T. Tunstall 🎵

Edit after the event, when I wasn’t watching the bands:

K. T. Tunstall was supporting

Pretenders

The Pretenders and

Simple Minds

Simple Minds

One of our cats appears to have lost her front legs – the other is fine!

England’s 1000th test match since 1877 - won against India by 31 runs in just over 3 days. Fascinating, thrilling and tense match where the outcome was never certain and both sides could have won. 🏏

Lovely sunny breakfast this morning - going to be another hot weekend I think 😎

The great Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born On This Day in 1792 - The Later Romantics

Meschede makes 77 as Glamorgan win a thriller by two runs 🏏

Couple of shots of the River Taff taken whilst walking back into Cardiff from the cricket at Sophia Gardens.

Dramatic finish! Tim van der Gugten clean bowls Tye off the final ball of the game to seal a dramatic two run victory over Gloucestershire. Great game 🏏

Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire T20 at Sophia Gardens – Tye bowling to Meschede in the final over. Glamorgan heading to a total of 201 🏏

Bats in libraries

Some impressive interiors in this collection of The world’s most beautiful libraries. This caption also intrigued me –

one of only two libraries in the world that houses bats to protect the books against insects

so I had to investigate further

the bats, which are less than inch long, roost during the day behind “elaborate rococo bookcases” and come out at night to hunt insects which otherwise would feast on the libraries’ books. The price of this natural insect control is paid in scat; the bats […] leave a thin layer of droppings over everything. So each morning the floors have to be thoroughly cleaned and the furniture has to be covered at night.

Fantastic result from Glamorgan CC as they chase down 195 to defeat Surrey in the Vitality Blast T20 🏏

Wagg finishes 46 not out, Carlson 58.

Pleasant surprise for a Tuesday evening’s viewing!

Currently reading: Opening Up by Mike Atherton 📚

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights – in charts 📚

Currently reading: Poetry Notebook: 2006–2014 by Clive James 📚

Variation from The Green Roasting Tin – Courgette, Beetroot, Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Cartoon – Tom Gauld on The Odyssey

Leaving an outside light on has attracted a few moths.

Currently reading: Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson 📚

Inter-band reading :)

Fantastic! The Selecter at Caerphilly Castle 🎵

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