It's the first really hot weekend of the year as the picture shows and it actually got hotter than that on the drive home this morning.

I have been neglecting the County Challenge for the last few weeks but managed to get going again with a trip down to Surrey. There isn't a huge amount to do in terms of tourism but Hampton Court Palace is pretty good on it's own, especially on a day like yesterday. The guided tours are done extremely well although you had to feel sorry for the guy tending to the huge log fire that is kept going in one of the Tudor kitchens.

After a couple of hours there, I headed off into Guildford and then Woking to have a look around. Basically Surrey is just very genteel and pretty, I suppose it is how England is pictured in the rest of the world. An excellent and relaxing trip.