Carl investigated my car and decided it was the Lambada valve and an issue with the exhaust intake - the spanner went away but then a yellow trombone appeared so he has told me I have to take it to a garage and get them to find the fault on their machine. I have never taken a car to the garage in my life - I just tell Carl and he grumbles about a bit and then fixes it - I think he was in a bad mood because he appears to be getting it some spark plugs and things. I am temporarily limited to a small radius of home and no where with traffic lights or narrow bridges as that is where it cuts out.
I have found a use for my surfeit of long, over grown runner beans as Caroline loves them - I only like the little ones and when you forget to pick runners they get long very quickly so Caoline is being a great help!
A contingent of Carl's family came to visit at the weekend and kindly removed some of the produce as I was becoming overwhelmed - turnip glut now - but I think they can go to the sheep. I had made a very nice cake which I left on the side to fill with home made plum conserve (plum jam which went wrong - didn't set which shows how bad I am as plum jam always sets!). However, Little Wee, the cat, is very partial to cake and got on the worktop whilst I was knitting and ate the top. I was sorely tempted to just cut the top off and ice it up but Carl said I couldn't so we had shop bought cake instead.
Now I have to get ready for a visitor.