After several days of fish – tuna, shrimp, mackerel and hake – I need a steak. So off to Tavistock this morning for supplies. Home to follow the action from Haydock Park – feet up, cold beer. I still can’t warm to ITV’s presenters. Have the place to myself as Mrs G. is down on her allotment shovelling manure. The ponies are doing much the same in the paddocks and the air is quite ripe. A fair number of holiday visitors round and about, the weather behaving itself.