A little bit of heaven in the allotment today. made up of fragments of satisfaction, including;
sitting with Jayne in the summerhouse while I explain to her that a mars bar is really all from plants and can be included in one’s five a day vegetables. (I will explain later if necessary!)
Digging up fresh round white and red potatoes ready for lunch, and finding enough peas and late broadbeans to go with them.
talking to the little black cat who has come to join us there.
being presented with the first peach from Jayne’s peach tree, smelling its skin, and swopping it for a few spuds. – what a deal! I can’t believe this little tree has come through the worst winter on record and is now giving us fruit. – well two at least – there is a second peach coming along behind! We now have to wait for the grapevine to deliver. There is a wonderful quote from someone which goes, “Those who believe that all fruits ripen at the same time as strawberries know nothing about grapes.” The best can sometimes be trusted to be left till last.
My work at Comic Relief has been extended for another three weeks, so August won’t be the summer break I expected, but hey ho. we all like to be needed. I am planning a break out in September.