The hot weather continues ... and work focusses on the chai, making work surfaces, plumbing and finding space for a temporary kitchen. On Friday Nicki et al. arrived on their way home to Berlin via Portugal -how nice it is to have a house that can so easily accomodate 7 extra people. We shared a great meal -more tomato sauce, aubergine salad and blackberry ice cream were quickly made, a bottle of the Bordeaux 2001 opened and soon the children were ready for their sleep. This morning Lena and Zoe discovered 9 eggs in the rabbit hutch -evidence of flying hens, more wing clipping is needed.