It’s been so dry here this year that though we’re well into October we’re still having to water the garden and when I take the dogs out for their first thing in the morning walk I’ve been wearing canvas shoes most days as the grass is bone dry due to no dew whatsoever.

We were promised rain last week.  Nada.  Then we were promised it for yesterday.  Again nada.  Today we were due to have lunch with friends and pick walnuts.  Typically when we woke up it was tipping down, so our friend rang and suggested we come later in  the week.  Lunch was duely cancelled.  By ten it had slackened, by eleven the sky was largely blue.

I must ask my daughter what the French for Sod’s Law is…