ooops, I spoke too soon. The wind and rain came back with a vengeance and coincided with the arrival of a brass sundial we'd ordered from UK. Since then, not enough sun at solar noon to get it calibrated properly and properly installed. It's a real beauty and I will post about it as soon as.
"Mustn't grumble" (a favourite English cliche, after folk have a good long grumble!)....the onions, peppers and tomatoes in the veg patch are grateful for the rain.