This is a palm tree which I helped to plant in a field in Surrey at the weekend. In this picture it is half way up. Neither up nor down.
Now, before I go any further, I know that some will say that I should have been resting at home with my feet up. The problem is that the choice was either to stay at home on my own watching TV, not speaking to anyone and slowly going out of my mind, or go to Surrey and help erect a palm tree. There were no other options. I’d also like to point out that I played the slackest of parts in the palm tree work party. I was very much the person who made suggestions or went and fetched a special palm tree buckle. I did not really do any of the difficult jobs like hauling on ropes or driving tractors.
Continued apologies to people who are expecting an e-mail of some sort from me. I will try to do a bit more catching up later.