Up and out bright and early this morning to find our pristine new lawns looking like a lunar landscape. The mole family have returned despite the deterrent effect of the solar powered mole scarers. It only goes to show that you should read the reviews on Amazon before you buy anything. 'Hopeless' was the comment posted by one purchaser of the mole scarers - a comment I chose to ignore at the time and have only belatedly come to recognize as sadly being all too true.
Mark you comments posted on websites should always be taken with a pinch of salt. If you go to tripadvisor.com and read the reviews you'll always find that there are a couple of deeply,deeply disturbed people who manage to find fault where ever they go. A hotel that gets a hundred glowing ratings will be sure to have a post or two complaining about finding glass in their soup or their room being situated above an active volcano. My favourite is a complaint about a grand hotel in Naples where an unsuspecting couple from the mid-west had their luggage,money and credit cards stolen somewhere in the 20 yards between the taxi at the front door and the reception desk. Being Naples the front desk staff were unwilling to honour their reservation without a credit card - a great way to start your vacation.
Beautiful weather here again after a cloudy spell. Digby decided to go exploring in the fields at first light and has come back covered in grass seeds. We have spent twenty minutes picking them out of his fur and from between his paw pads - attention that was not gratefully received.