Just had that ‘difficult fourth lockdown home haircut’ by my wife. More Vince Clarke than Nicky Clarke, but at least my garden is a safe environment to get it done.

Helped my 13-year-old son out on his paper round this morning. Brought back lots of memories from when I had my round 30 years ago. So many Daily Mails though 😕.

Another Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor failed on me this morning. The metal popper seems to get fatigued, presumably from sweat, and shears off. I put the first one down to bad luck, but will try for a refund on this one.

📚 Finished reading The Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck, a collection of articles he wrote before working on The Grapes of Wrath. Such clearly-written, simple, powerful and moving articles about refugees in California in the 1930s.

The migrants are needed, and they are hated.

We finished the final two parts of I May Destroy You last night. Such a powerful, thoughtful drama of emotional highs and lows over its twelve episodes, which made me feel very old. None of the characters are likeable all the time, but they all come across as human and authentic.

Updating the maps on my Garmin cycle sat-nav is an excruciating affair. Download speeds via the Express (!) app that make it feel like I am draining a bath with a syringe. Been going for nearly 12 hours and not done yet. Still, I did get to see and screen grab this gem.