Friday 16 June 2023
The heatwave continues, I've been swimming in the sea three times this week. I feel as though I am on my holidays and should soon be packing up and getting on a plane to return home. But no, all we have to do is pop in the car and be 'home' within nine minutes. What a treat! Meanwhile, plants in the garden are crying out for a good drenching. It is pleasant to be outside because so much of our space is shady, with overhanging trees, arches and pergola. I am spending all my time out of doors pootling about, no longer with any veg patch to claim my attention, only a few pots. The only veg I have harvested so far are mangetout and SOMETHING has eaten all the flowers from my climbing French beans! Why does paradise always seem to contain a bit of trouble?