This year has been amazing, the heat has been continuous and the rain absolutely absent. This is so different to last year when I was reporting exactly the opposite and wondering if my family jaunt down to the south west might just get rained off! We were trying to organise our online shopping to include various fruit and vegetable that could be transported without damage. Lots of our order came with masses of packing round it. We browsed online and found all sorts of different tinned and packets to take, so as not to shop too much on the first day or so. As it happened the weather was pretty grim but our online supplies had really come into their own and much fun was had making different meals for the whole bunch of us. This year’s extreme weather has prompted me to do much the same – keeping in from the heat and browsing. Absolute heaven.