Plenty of sun but not as hot as recent weeks during the day, with warmer mornings and evenings. A couple of days with some rain though not enough to make a serious impact on our butts. Yesterday was mostly overcast with a strong wind up at the Medieval Festival in Baneuil – enough to blow arrows off course even at short range.

Clothing required: Much like a good English summer, though no need for wellies or umbrellas. Lightweight chain mail, codpieces and pointy leather shoes for the very brave.

HOLIDAY PLANNING WARNING: This was the first medieval festival at Baneuil and it is not fixed in the calendar for next year. There are plenty of medieval festivals in the area throughout the summer with some better than others. More information may be available somewhere.