Congratulations to Niall, he was elected to Whitby Town Council in the elections last week. The ballots from his ward weren't counted until late Friday evening.
The sounds and smells of summer.
Well that's it summer's arrived. On Sunday the first swifts were first heard screaming overhead and then a few minutes later the squadron (of three so far) did a low level fly past to say, "we've arrived, summer starts here." Yesterday at tea time we had the first rain for nearly a month and it smelt like August, rain on hot dry earth – lovely. We may have had grey, cold, miserable weather for the last few weeks but no real rain. The ground has drunk it up but still looks parched we could do with a bit more.