Despite all that, we have been fairly busy and taking advantage of any dry days on offer; the garden is finally growing although like all those trying to grow veg, it has been slow, the slugs have been happy and any damp-liking disease has been rampant. The potatoes, however, have done well. If you don't know about our potatoes, here they are with Ken harvesting them, in the pouring rain:
The back garden has really taken off. This is what we had last year:
It hasn't cost a lot of money but has taken a lot of time and help mostly from Ken's parents and Mark.
Yesterday Angus's school (another reason to live in Heddon!) had a visit from Dave Taylor (google him with the word "fridge", he is an amazing chap) who was nominated to carry the Olympic torch. He brought his torch with him and all the children paraded around the village in pretend country groups (Angus, arbitrarily but appropriately was placed in Germany) and then were allowed to have their photo taken. Here are Angus and Isla with the torch. Wow!
See, I told you we hadn't done much but at least you are up to date and I don't feel like I have been ignoring you all.