The weather is warm and the sky clear. Piglet is sleeping. Me and The Chef ate outside with a bottle of red. There was a stillness to everything and we stayed in the garden to finish the wine. And the stars started to come out.

We got to see NEOWISE before it got too dim. Saturn and Jupiter, together in the south, close enough and bright enough to photograph with mobiles. The Chef caught a shooting star from the Perseids.

It took me back 5 years to Bamburgh cricket pitch watching the same shower on the night before our wedding.