Well, it’s October tomorow, and yet we in England have been sitting in a heatwave for the last few days. Lazy lunches, sunhats, ‘too-hot-to-do-anything’ afternoons and barbecue dinners. I think it has everyone flummoxed, though few people are complaining. (It’s the best summer weather we’ve had since April, which was also warm).
I have a tomato plant that I didn’t actually cultivate; it just popped up a while back in one of the veg beds. I wasn’t going to grow tomatoes this year; we had such bad blight last year that I thought I’d give it a rest, but I find it quite difficult to kill a healthy plant, so this one has been allowed to remain on sufferance – as long as it stays healthy!
It started late, so I’d expected it to maybe produce a few stems of green tomatoes, which I could either chutnify or ripen indoors. Instead, it is now loaded with small, green fruit, and I’m starting to think a few might actually begin the ripening process on the plant itself.
We also have a houseguest for a few days; J’s Mum is visiting, so the amazing weather gives us a chance to do all sorts of summery things that we normally wouldn’t have a chance of contemplating at this time of the year. Yesterday was a day for relaxing though: some shopping in the morning, and just chilling out in the afternoon. I made a couple of cheesecakes, and in the afternoon got weaving on a project that has been in the getting ready phase for a month now:
I’m really delighted with the way it’s coming on. This is an 8 shaft pattern, by far the most complex threading I’ve ever attempted, and there was only one error. I was worried the warp wasn’t up to it at one stage, but I think we’re doing OK now.
Today: the beach?