We have had a very stormy weekend. Some, like this one, slide right by leaving us bathed in sunshine, other times you get a direct hit! Mercifully we have not had any hail as it’s the hail which we really fear at this (or indeed) any time of year. We had about 50mm of rain over the weekend which has been very welcome, cooling things down nicely after a couple of really hot weeks. The vines were also very grateful to get a drink as we had gone six weeks without any material rain. The downside is that the vines are now growing like mad again and we will soon need to give them a bit of a trim!