At last, after weeks without a drop, we have finally had some rain. Not a huge amount and as gardeners we are never satisfied, but enough to mean that I don't have to be carting watering cans around the allotment and garden for a few days,
and enough to wash away all the dust and make all the plants look fresher.
This week we emptied out the potatoes which I grew in pots on the patio. I do a few pots each year, we don't really have the space to grow potatoes but this way we get just a few new potatoes eaten within an hour of leaving the soil - lovely.
Also this week, my eldest son turned 19. I don't know where the time has gone but my little boy has turned into a confident young man working hard in his gap year and preparing to go to university in the autumn. We all went out for a birthday meal and then ate vast quantities of chocolate cake covered in marshmallows and chocolate buttons - just how a birthday should be.
We are still struggling with our erratic Internet connection but it seems to be OK this morning so I hope this publishes successfully and that I can catch up on reading a few blogs