Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Rain, holidays and carrots

Well the holiday has been on hold, due to the impressively abundant rainfall in Belfast over the past week. Fortunately the rain has not been as much of a problem as it might have been, due to the Roads' Service having had the foresight to build a large water storage facility just off the Westlink. This is capable of holding as much water as 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools, and cost £15 million to build; at first glance an excessive sum, but in dry spells it doubles up as a road, and is therefore good value for money.

But to get back to the point: the holiday will hopefully take place over the next couple of days. It is all rather weather-and-can-I-be-bothered dependent, but the sun is currently shining and the prospect of a day or two as a tourist is seeming quite appealing.

On a different topic: does anyone know how you can tell when carrots are ready to be harvested? Is it like in Bugs Bunny where the tops start to stick out of the soil? That's what I've been waiting for, but it doesn't seem to be happening, so now I'm thinking that maybe you just pull them up once you get bored waiting. All advice appreciated.

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