I've just been up to the allotment and have picked this:
plus some potatoes. Here we have courgettes (rather large), patty pan squash, borlotti beans (semi-dried), french beans, tomatoes, lettuce and blackberries. The lettuce is quite interesting. I bought the seeds last year in Vilnius market (Lithuania). I have to say, however, that the lettuces are a little disappointing - not nearly as crisp as I'd hoped.
I have started work on my first job at home, a book on higher education management, which actually isn't as dull as it sounds. I had most of August off and was able to think about which way I'd like to go. When I was still in my job I was rather bored and was getting far more satisfaction out of knitting, spinning and dyeing than I was out of work and so I thought I might change direction completely and try to find work of some kind in that field. It was when I thought I would sell some hand-dyed wool on Etsy that I realised that I'm actually not cut out for it. The whole business of marketing oneself and one's wares is such hard work and, frankly, not my cup of tea at all. I think I'll stick to working at what I know best - editing, mainly academic books but with a willingness to tackle other types of text as they come my way.
Today is the sort of day when it's great to be freelance. I can take advantage of the sun and put in a few hours' work absolutely to suit myself.
Progress on the aran is going well, by the way. I'm nearly back to where I was before I ripped back. I'm definitely getting quicker and, I think, just a little more even.