While being productive I was listening.
Only two things wrong with this. It’s abridged, so it doesn’t last long enough or include all the favourite bits. And it is read (very well) by Robert Hardy; which is only an issue because his voice is so distinctive that I visualize Hardy’s familiar features instead of Aubrey, Maturin, Bonden, Wogan or Herapath. But it cost about one tenth of the unabridged recording, which is a compelling argument.
After some judicious hacking I went to harvest some runners. Gratifyingly, these come from my vegetable trial which involved planting runners at the end of July, obviously a ridiculous thing to do. The late planted carrots are also making roots. Less impressively, the pepper plants, after six months feeding and watering, have finally ripened one fruit (though there have been some green ones).