The photo above is the view from the bottom of the garden - the little umbrella pine on the left has grown quickly and gives La Maire a touch of the Mediterranean!
The sunflowers are past their best now and are looking a little sorry for themselves!
We had a mini heat-wave in August, providing some lovely hot weather for Dan and Jess's visit with the children. It meant the pool was lovely and warm for them, but other outdoor activities were restricted.
Luckily they left before the thermometer hit 40 degrees for 2 days, but then plummeted in 48 hours to a high of 14 degrees!