According to the BBC, today has been the hottest day of the year, with the temperature in Gosport, Hampshire being recorded at 25.5C. I'm not so surprised. Today isn't particularly unusual for Gosport, as it's down as the warmest part of the country in any season. It hardly ever snows in Gosport, due to it being protected from the weather by the surrounding landcape, so it will always be a good place to go, if you're looking for what a scortcher headlines. Sadly, there ain't much to do in Gosport on a holiday weekend, unless you're interested in naval military history. My sweetheart has said she wants to go somewhere tomorrow and when I asked where, she hinted at the New Forest. I'm going to have to find a way of saying kindly, "Are you 'aving a larf or wot?" On any other day, the New Forest is about 45 minutes away from us, but tomorrow you'd be looking at 3 hours to get there and the same back. I'm an atheist, but I'd rather spend the day in church than suffer the misery of being stuck in a traffic jam on the M27 in the sweltering heat. Does that make me a bad person? What if I dissauded her from the journey, but didn't go to church after all? Would that make me an even worse person? After all, we can do the New Forest any day of the week and let those who who have to travel far to enjoy what we have on our doorstep in peace. So if anyone has an alternative suggestion for another part of the country my sweetheart might enjoy visiting tomorrow as an alternative to the New Forest, send me a postcard, prefferably one with a second class stamp attached.