In the couple of days leading up to my second 'Tea in the Park' I thought it was going to be another wet and cold afternoon, but in midst of all the rain we had a few hours when the sun shined. It was dry enough to bring me a few customers, about thirty in all between 3 and 5pm. The important thing is that everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Some I knew and were old friends turning out to show their support, whilst others were 'passing trade' so to speak who saw my posters and braved the weather. Although it was dry and the sun broke through, the threat of a cloudburst never went away.
Killings and bombings in Iraq and Afghanistan dominate the news, with talk of NATO troops being in Afghanistan for 'thirty years'.