Firstly, I have to say thank you to everyone for their thoughts and sympathy lately. It meant a lot to me.
According to the Celtic calendar, August 1st is called Lughnasad and the night before is Lammas Eve. This is traditionally a night for bonfires and sacrifices for the harvest, the start of which is marked by these celebrations. So, seeing as we have a garage full of wooden crates, this seemed like a good time to have a fire and clear up some space. Besides, burning things is fun!
Thankfully* the weather started being a little more British yesterday so no one had their washing out or were in their gardens. I was a little worried earlier in the day about the torrential rain, but fortunately this stopped and the evening was cool and breezy, and I was able to enjoy a glass of red wine in front of my fire. I also baked some bread and the plums on the tree are looking ripe for the picking, so our tiny harvest festival looks all set for today!
*I am thankful anyway. To hear most of the people I work with talk, you'd think it was the end of the world that the temperatures have dropped below 25°C and we've had a few rain showers. Hah!