Having bought two tins of black Shades wood paint, I set to on the raised vegetable beds. Only the smaller bed 4 was completed before the rains began, a few days ago:
The weather deteriorated and the beds became damp. Painting was halted until today when I began on the rest of Bed 1.
During these few days of cooler temperatures, I have had the oven on to make two small loaves of brown and malt extract bread, two quiches and two corned beef pasties: