Another week passes and no rain. It’s unreal. What I can’t understand is how it doesn’t rain when the skies are so cloudy. Normally you’d be running to get the washing off the line, but these clouds don’t produce a drop of rain.

Sean and myself were driving to Mullingar Show on Sunday – the further up the country we went, the more parched the fields became. Paddy Donnelly, PRO of the show, told me the ground was so hard they had a tough job getting stakes into it.