Well, I never thought I would say this, this early in the year but both yesterday and today, have dawned sunny but cold:
Yesterday I finally got the manure on all the fruit, both soft and trees. I have saved some to put under the roses but as they are covered with gravel, need another dry day to scoop it back, lay the manure then re-cover with the gravel. In the mean time, I have begun to cut back things in the front garden that didn't get done in the Autumn. I have only done 1/2 an hour but filled one large container. A tea break is being taken now, then the roast chicken to go on for the start of the food challenge.
Once both those things are done, I shall return for another 1/2 hour of pruning. Won't do any more than that as my fingers get too cold.
I have updated the menu tab with last weeks (6 rather than the normal 7) meals as the challenge is beginning today.