Now as August starts we may or may not be subjected to more stringent lockdown rules again.
I was chatting with Richard Bond at the Queen's Head yesterday and, starting on Monday, they are joining in with the Government's 50% off scheme. Basically it means that if you eat and have soft drinks in the Queen's you will get 50% off with the Government topping up the cost. So it looks like a win win situation. The pubs get full payment and customers get half price food and soft drinks.
The scheme only works from Mondays to Wednesdays inclusive and just, at the moment, for August. Richard said that bookings are coming in and quite healthy.
I may have mentioned that, despite my senior age, I still play tennis every Thursday. Once again yesterday on the court next to us there was an LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) coach trying to teach a young boy how to play. I say trying to because the youngster obviously had no interest in listening to what was being said or learning to play tennis.
Why do parents make their children do things they have no interest in? This was a waste of both the coach and youngster's time and the boy would have learnt nothing.
Today just a handful of photographs of the St Giles area of Norwich taken yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year. These are mainly of St Giles Church which is a rather magnificent building.
The church dates back to the 11th century although the building you see today dates from around 1400. It was founded by a priest named Elwyn who gave the church to Norwich Cathedral.
The church stands in the old French borough of the city created by the Normans after the Conquest and where the wealthiest merchants traded. St Giles was the patron saint of lepers and a leper hospital stood near St Giles' Gate within the medieval city walls.