Today's garden happy - the first two sweet corn babies and I swear they weren't there yesterday morning! Two on the one stem. Nice.
Also the mint is definitely up and growing. The shoots are so cute but, try as hard as I could, I couldn't get any in focus, they're so wee.
Good morning, everyone. Yesterday was hot but it was a dry heat, very bearable at around 30C and sitting in the garden late afternoon/early evening was an absolute delight. I'm prepared for today. Fans are in strategic positions, windows and doors are wide open to catch the cool morning freshness (it's really lovely right now) and the first jug of water is in the fridge, chilling nicely.
Beth and Alex turned up bang on time for lunch. I did a chick pea pasta bake for me and Beth and added some ham to Alex's and it went down a treat with a salad on the side, the highlight being those two little tomatoes that had ripened. Delicious! Beth and Al didn't stay all that long but long enough for a good old chat.
Later on, Julia turned up and, with the ramp I have, my garden is perfectly accessible for her. She came in and we sat under the shade of next door's silver birch with a pot of tea and had a good old natter. Brilliant.
Today, I need to pop to Morrisons early and then I'm going to follow all the advice and stay put inside. I've already watered the garden really well so fingers crossed that will be OK for the day. I'll check this evening and see if they need any more then. The graduation ceremony is on a live link so I'll watch that - we can get some of it anyway.
Please, be careful today. We're just not tuned in to such heat in this country so need to take things very, very carefully. Stay well and keep as cool as you possibly can. xx