I’ve been waiting for this day for months. Not the lockdown. The gin.

The perfect match for day four in lock down is Thomson Victor Kaffir Lime Gin with Schweppes Tonic.

We earned it by moving a massive slab of concrete around the garden and planting vegetables.

Moving to Martinborough two days before Christmas was one thing. The seductive allure of the land, sunshine and… a water ban were all at odds with my ideal life here – growing food. Today is the first we’ve been able to actually plant anything productive, only there was hardly anything at the garden centre when I went there last week to prepare for growing food, prior to lockdown. A few bits and pieces have gone in and it felt good to plant them.

When all is said and done, today was productive. The sun shone, the watering ban is gone and food is planted. I even sowed some beetroot seeds… and the Thomson Victor Kaffir Lime Gin is damned tasty.