I nipped down to the allotment between rain showers this morning, forgetting my phone for about the first time ever. So when I pulled up to the plot, the helianthus was flowering for the first time ever and there was a squirrel – another first – running down the fence post by the pear tree. He then headed off along the right hand fence into Mr B’s.

I picked the harvest and then in the afternoon there was a sort of break in the rain that allowed me to take L and D down to the plot. We met the squirrel on the path this time!