Dear readers. I write to apologise for my absence. Normal service will resume within a couple of weeks but I’ve been otherwise distracted for the last couple of week. Well, the last four anyway. Four weeks ago today our first child, a little boy, was born and it turns out that looking after a baby is considerably harder than I thought it’d be. So my poor garden is going to rack and ruin through neglect (though Mr Garlic is heroically watering it every night) but I’ll be back soon! In the meantime, I leave you with this, a picture of our overgrown jungle!