And I shall toast the guy in charge of the rescue team - I don't know who he is, but boy does he deserve a medal, what a great job, well done!!
In other news, I dug over a bit of the allotment today and now my back really aches... I should have been there for an hour or two every day this week, but so many other things just got in the way. The allotment is still producing - I got the very last of the butternut squash - two little diddy baby ones, and a decent sized swede, and a cabbage and some brussels sprouts which will not last until Christmas - in fact none of them look like they will last until Christmas - last years were much better, but never mind, they will go well with ham and potatoes which is planned for tomorrow. :-)
Talking of tomorrow... I am giving a ten minute talk on how to bottle and preserve apples at our village's very first apple festival. I have some apple butter to take, along with some apple and chilli jelly and some apple chutney and some sliced cooking apples bottled in syrup... I shall also take the pasteuriser along with me to show people how it works... there is supposed to be an apple expert attending and he/she will be able to tell me what variety of apples we have just by looking at them. I am quite looking forward to it.
Have a great weekend everyone.