A great relief, the storm last night, already the breeze was stronger and cooler but the horizon was clear with lightning very far away towards Bordeaux. So I was surprised when an hour or so later it all changed.
My occasional sleeping companion joined me as soon as I went to bed and for the first time stayed all night. He must have nudged the window almost closed but, even with his presence and the reduced ventilation it was a comfortable night.
This morning the water butt is overflowing and my first job outside will be pumping it into the bottom pond to bring it back once more from its marsh like appearance.