Here's a novelty ...

for the first time this year we have had to go down to the allotment to water everything. Temperatures soared at the beginning of the week to 25c plus and have stayed there.

We put the sun umbrella up and had a drink.

Our potatoes seem to be ok despite the blight. These are the first of the maris piper.

The butternut squash is growing well.

Back home and it is cooler tonight. We are about to watch the olympic opening ceremony. Who will be lighting the cauldron?