NOBODY COULD MISTAKE me for other than an Englishman. None too keen on cold I’m none too keen on very hot weather either. Summer nights are sometimes restless nights and I can hardly keep my eyes open as I write this. But I have had breakfast, lunch and supper today. And neither cold nor heat will affect my days for too long. And I have the prospect before me of peaceful hours in company with – and sometimes afloat upon – one of my favourite tidal rivers en France. I am unimaginably and undeservedly blessed and I do try not to forget that.