We ditched our weekend beach plans at the last minute predicting traffic jams, parking hassles, hot and bothered kids and had a wonderfully relaxing - and hot! - couple of days pottering around the garden instead. The kids did some painting outdoors and chalk drawing on the paving stones which was a first for them. And we finally got around to planting a new vegetable patch. Check out the monster chard from last year! Everything is about a month late going in the ground but we had a late spring so maybe it'll all even out.