Very mild, dull after rain, but the most lovely sunset I have seen for years. A deep slaty mauve band of cloud just above the horizon had above it layer upon layer of scarlet cloud interspersed with bands of pure deep bottle green. These bands gradually became blue at higher levels and the clouds became a deeper crimson. A beautiful spectacle which lit the commonplace scene and endowed it with enchantment and romance. Took Taffy to Wimbledon in a basket but found the P.D.S.A. animals hospital closed. He has a nasty place on his neck and he makes it worse by scratching. Met Edie Bennett.