After months of warm, sunny weather this weekend we have endured heavy showers and strong winds – the tail end of a front crossing the UK. As a result the walnuts have blown off our trees and it is an endless task picking them all up. Still we have five crates full from our two trees. One of the poplars also blew down so the chain saw was dragged out of store and the tree has been reduced to a pile of stacked logs. Still the rain will have done the olive trees some good. We are promissed a return to warm, sunny weather after tomorrow.