We arrived at Abbey Fishponds on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far.
The tasks were to rake up and stack vegetation, cut off thistle
heads and clear nettles which were overgrowing the outer paths.
By mid morning
we needed a rest and our refreshment break was somewhat longer than usual,
especially as the mugs had been forgotten. Fortunately the culprit managed to
obtain some cardboard cups from the nearby Leisure Centre and made up for his
omission by providing a lemon drizzle cake.
It was hard to believe we had been
working in temperatures below freezing at Cothill Fen less than seven months