I've done it, the onions are in! I have dug and scraped about in the dirt until my fingers literally bled. That's dedication for you, or brambles for you actually.
Felt great to get back there doing a bit, although there are too many lovely broad bean plants on other peoples plots for my liking. And did I mention that the dead mouse has gone? It must have been snatched by another animal. See, it does pay to be a coward sometimes.