I hate it. And the two sets of golf clubs when I don’t even play golf. And then I realised – having put one bicycle on the roof of the car – that it wouldn’t fit under the William Temple Arch here at the entrance to the close at Blogstead. Poppy has a new carrying basket to show off in the lounge of the P & O Express from Troon – but she’s quite restless in anticipation although she loves Donegal. We’ve discussed the reading list – Biggles, Arthur Ransome, William Trevor … So it’s Donegal here we come. May do a bit of Hiberno-blogging but maybe not.