Well, back to the rain again then! Just been to buy 2 fruit trees, a Spartan apple (which B. has in her garden and is fantastic) and a Greengage for OH who adores their fruit. Mind you, it might well be another couple of years before he gets any!
Finally managed to track down some Borax substitute to use in my Frugal Liquid. Apparently, exchanging half of it with the Soda crystals or using it instead of said crystals, makes your whites a little brighter (don't know what that does to your coloured clothes though).
Anyhow, thought I might make up a small batch using just soap and the Borax and store it separately just for whites.
OH has finished 'Injun Joe' (the pattern makers words not ours). Underneath his drum is a small hole and he sits on a right angled piece of wire so he can move in the wind (not that he does as he is too close to the fence post. He has rather a haughty expression don't you think? Here he is in situ:
Just outside the dining room doors, the flowering Quince is going very well.