As I get close to the bowling greens I notice that the one which has been suffering from bare patches and Dave and Simon have been nursing for some time now looks much better than it has in months. I suspect that all the recent heavy rain has helped the green in question to recover. I honestly did not think the green could be saved without some re-turfing, but Dave, Simon and the rain have worked a miracle.
Even on days like today the bowlers turn up and make ready for an afternoon of banter and simple pleasure, whilst a little further on Dave has just arrived with a trolleyful of bedding plants. He is happy in his work and smiles even before he begins work on the border. In the words of that song that BBC-TV used to use, today was a 'Perfect Day' in the park. They don't get much better than this.
Barack Obama has made history by beating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and becoming the first African-American with a viable chance of winning the White House.