I popped out for ten minutes to prune the gooseberry bushes and a Damson tree we were given by S and K before we moved - as a small sucker.
It is developing thorns!
I suspect that it might be a blackthorn instead - OK for sloes but not for damsons - we await blossom.
So R slogged on in the garden and muttered about the many parsnips I had dug up yesterday.
The one shown here is subject to suggestions for a lookalike title. It reminds me of a pale Bumbly (Michael Bentine - children's TV) with a spear.
So I left R slogging away and went out with friend NC to The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank where I had a very nice Smoked Salmon Muffin, a pint of Hawkshead Bitter, Apple Crumble and custard and coffee.
R had some old Cauli. Soup.
When I got back the electricity was on again so I had a nice cup of tea.
ps. One thing I have done is to move the solar lights from the path down to the Wendy House - where we cannot see them - to the path up through the wood.
Now we have fairies in the garden!