On the straight and narrow … ...

Nice early ride on the penny farthing ...

This is a bit alarming. Been coming here for years and even as recently as last year this was deep enough for both dog and human to swim. Now just a dry river bed. But don’t worry - the same people who gave us Brexit and Trump tell us we shouldn’t worry too much about climate change. ...

A new episode @restispolitics Q and A LINK IN BIO and if you read the pic here you can see how to sign up for ad free listening and also get early access to q and a and to live events. We only had 20 mins for this one but we got through a hell of a lot - our own mental health, MPs @rorystewartuk sees as saints, why he sees Hilary Benn as the Hamilton of our era (and I see Farage!) role of (boo hiss) 55 Tufton St, how to pronounce Jan Aage Fjortoft, Campbell-Stewart clan fights, Lindsay Hoyle, why shops and restaurants can’t find staff, missing dentists, ULEZ, and why trans people feel even more persecuted by the language of the Tory leadership contest. So though we couldn’t do all 1000 or so Qs we did a fair few in the time we had. Ps Blackpool Winter Gardens October 8. See you there for next live show ...

Tree of the Day. Close to the summit of Mont Ventoux. Just reflect on all the different weathers it has survived up there #Treesilience ...

Early evening moon over Mont Ventoux ...

My own Tree of the Day is having a day off in honour of the @woodlandtrust shortlisting for Tree of the Year. See LINK IN BIO for the full list. Marvellous. ...

Nice time for a bike ride when the shadows get long. And @rorystewartuk wonders why I love my 🚴 more than him!!! All part of the @restispolitics bingo game to be launched on the pod tomorrow (along with lots of other subjects like the economy, Taiwan, Ukraine Amnesty report row, and of course the never ending Tory shit show (my words not Rory’s!) plus some exciting news about our next life event in one of my fave venues. ...

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