But you deserve more than my washing line.
So we ventured out to the relative shelter of the small nature reserve down the lane and came up with this for you.
I was reduced to quilt holding upping duties and The Photographer's Assistant took charge so the eye was not always on the correct ball.
And the back.
Now just as we were leaving, I spotted an island speciality: the so called Hedge Veg stall.
They're dotted all over the place and come in all shapes and sizes and are used to sell people's excess produce. Money is left in the honesty box and off you go.
Sadly. a small minority of people 'off you go' without paying or even taking the money box with them.
Which has resulted in some of the bigger Hedge Veg stalls having to install CCTV cameras and some of the smaller stalls closing altogether.
Hedge Veg stalls also used to be a good way for some of the larger commercial scale growers to sell some of the export products to the local market - we get our tomatoes this way each year. During the 1970s, Guernsey was exporting nine million trays of tomatoes a year.
However, the island has slowly been pushed out by cheaper markets and many of the once thriving greenhouses now look like this.
|Hello camera shop, I paid you £25 to service my camera and remove that annoying piece of fluff in the sky|
Anyway, I'm wandering off track, this is Soy Amado No. 62