Branches and flower heads are bent with the weight of water.
It's good to be in the kitchen on days like these. I've managed to buy some flour so I'm able to bake. This fruit cake recipe is so easy, just a mixture of whatever fruits you happen to have in your store cupboard soaked in sugar and tea.
4oz each of raisins, sultanas, apricots, glacé cherries or whatever (16 oz in total) soaked in half a pint of tea together with
6 oz dark muscovado sugar. Leave for the tea to absorb into the fruit and sugar.
10 oz self-raising flour mixed into the fruit together with
1 beaten egg. I add a slurp of brandy to soften the mixture.
Put the mixture into a 1kg loaf tin and bake at gas 4 for approx an hour and a half.