We got the much needed rain, it now will not stop. They say we have a week of rain this week. The great thing is that the weather is not cold but wet and so the plants have gone mad. The crop that seems to have enjoyed the rain a great deal is the crop of potatoes, they have put on a lot of growth, so much so that I think I am going to have to earth them up before I go off to Rome next week. The work will help me get my body ready for the trip, I have just eatten half a block of chocolate….that is not going to help.