The first time my husband went to New Zealand he was seen lurking around the window at 3pm looking very confused. When asked what he was doing he said he was looking for the rain. Apparently it had said on TV that it would rain at about 3pm and he believed them - a very silly thing to do in New Zealand! In Japan however the weather forecasts are basically 100% correct. Well they have been until today! Miracles of miracles it didn't rain like it said it would and I managed to get a whole lot of weeding done. Mickey, do you recognise this garden?? Until today I had given it over to the pumpkins that had self seeded in the compost. My plan when I went into the garden today was to pick the pumpkins (just a few more to store...) and that was it, but when I started weeding I just couldn't stop! It felt good to get the whole garden clear so now I can start the autumn planting tomorrow.... if it doesn't rain of course!