We have plenty of Artichokes, Strawberries, Cherries, and Sunshine; and the pool is open and awaiting its first swimmers.
We also have LOTS of GRASS, and are hoping for our nice neighbour Claude to come by with his tractor to mow.
Of our two ride-on mowers, Rory started at once but needs the blades changing, and Reg' refuses to start. I'll have to get 'our man' in to pass his magic wand over them. Trying to cut a couple of acres of metre high grass with a pair of nail scissors ain't going to work
The pool thermometer says 18 C, but we'll have a swim anyway. Outside it's 24 C in the shade; and I always prefer to get out of the water into hot sunshine, rather than to swim in warmer water without sun.
Oh, and I nearly forgot. Half the house has no electricity; no doubt a short circuit somewhere. Can't find our Electrician yet; he may have gone on holiday. I'll try calling him again today.
And 'YES'; here (below) is Claude with his tractor cutting the grass. We still have some wonderful neighbours; really good old friends who we've known for almost 50 years, and with whom we've grown-up. It's such a shame that some of the newcomers are such
shits an odd bunch!
p.s. My swim lasted just two lengths; it was bloody freezing. Cold again this morning (4.45am), so the water will need to warm-up again. I'll break the ice again later this afternoon.