The stunning Indian summer continued, with temperatures over 30C. Shame we did not have this weather over the summer. First to Winfrith for a surgery appointment with a constituent. It was a complicated issue and legal. But I will do what I can to help. Then to the New Inn, which I thoroughly recommend, in W Knighton for my quarterly meeting with farmers. I had organised for the chairman of the Defra Committee, Sir Robert Goodwill, to join us on line. He was quite excellent and answered a range of questions, including ones on the sustainable farming incentive, food security, Poole Harbour and TB. The meeting was well attended and chaired by the excellent Ian Baggs, chairman of the NFU's Wareham branch. These meetings have proved very helpful and an opportunity for farmers to voice their frustrations, of which there are many. I ended the meeting, warning of the implications of the Energy Bill, which I voted against on Tuesday. The reasons why are on the website in my W2W column. Back home, a quick change and then out to Harmans Cross village hall for a fundraising barbecue. It had been scrupulously organised by the Preston Hills Branch chairman, Jim McGoven, a nicer man you could not meet. Again, the evening was well attended and we all enjoyed a catch-up, a bit of politics and a useful update from our P&CC David Sidwick, who is doing a wonderful job.