On Sunday I bought Célestine out of the garage for her first proper wash of the year. After Téléthon I had hosed her down underneath to wash away salt and grime, and given her a quick spray across the bodywork to remove anything that had been splashed up, but until the weather had fined up properly hadn't bothered washing her.
This he did yesterday afternoon, taking less than an hour to do something I would have contrived to stretch out over three years. The next stage for the veggie garden is to plant broad beans and mange tout, then wait until it properly warms up. The patches we arent using this year, I will wait for the weeds to sprout, then cover with geotextile in the hope of killing them off before next year.