Had an interesting walk with Peps at Runnymede this morning. I met a man wearing a Russian style fur hat who told me he had military secrets from the Russians and the Italians that he was willing to publish; he also said that since the Queen had never given land to any of her subjects we were not bound by feudal law to pay homage to her! I came back to the car vowing never again to say “good morning” to complete strangers. Then on the way home I watched a policeman walk across the M25 (six lanes of motorway!) with his hand in the air and all the traffic stopped in a straight line across the road. What a bizarre outing.