It's been very warm in Devon for the last couple of weeks, and about time too! In an effort to avoid sunburn on my bald patch, (enough information) I have been walking the dogs through some of the lanes, where there is a bit of shade.
We have Yardes lane,
and a shady place at Sharkham,
Also, when you get to the top of Southdown hill, you get a good view across Torbay,
I usually make this in June, when the Seville Orange runs out, and this year I had a lot of requests from work, so I made about 30lb, saved some for me and mine and brought the rest up to sell. In 12 hours overnight 9 of the 23 jars have gone, so I hope that the rest find a good home.
I've been bottling wine, to make space in the airing cupboard for Elderflower, which is just starting to blossom, and got Rhubarb and Dandelion safely put away for the winter.
I'm typing this at work, I have to go and put this vessel in Tilbury Lock, it's a bit of a squeeze, there is only half a metre clearance each side!