At last. A short shower so I am really glad that I did a bit of hoeing and weeding this morning as there is less run off when the surface isn't so hard and compact.
Picked more French beans, carrots (to eat) and I pulled up all the red onions. Was glad I beat the rain: I'll plait the onions and hang them up in the garage.
Went into Fiskars to chat to the lady in the garden shop, I wanted some advice on my globe artichokes, Had a coffee in the new Backers bakery café (and read the newspaper). if you factor in the price of a newspaper, the coffee is for free!!! But then I bought a walnut loaf (really delicious), some cumin crispbread (so good with cheese) and a white loaf. And a cinnamon bun to have with my coffee. Hmm... Fiskars was pretty empty and even the ice-cream kiosk was closed. On the way back I spotted a combine harvester in one of the fields near here. Maybe I should get out more but, well, it was quite sad seeing the start of the harvest. Another summer drawing to a close.
This has officially been the longest heatwave on record: 38 days.
Tomorrow I will go mushrooming and then I'll have a risotto for dinner which will make a change from my usual veggie fry-up.