Not a fair title for a post as Freeloaders are uninvited. It is true that we have been having issues with Raiders though. They come at night usually and eat the lettuce hearts, the spinach, the beatroot leaves and worst of all they eat all the growing tips off the raspberry plants. This is very annoying and results in reduced crops. They are however beautiful deer. We have tried pissing along the boundaries but we are informed that human hair does a better job. This we have been gathering, placing in socks and hanging around the most attractive vegetation. We were informed that it may take a couple of years for the warnings to be headed but time we have.
The invited folk were friends. Alison and Peter came up for brunch in the sun and Ian and his cousin Peter stayed the night after dinner on the terrace.