..... preparing for our guests who arrive tomorrow. Once the preparations were mostly done we took a walk in the late afternoon. As forecast, it was a mixture of cloud and sunny spells today.
The warm spring and unusually wet summer have produced a bumper crop of blackberries and sloes in the hedgerows. I usually gather some sloes to make sloe gin, but I already have quite a stock, so it may not be worthwhile this year, despite their abundance.
Unfortunately, I'm not expecting very good weather for the short visit of our friends - always a disappointment when folk make the effort to travel to visit you! Maybe the forecast will improve ..... we can only hope.