In my first-ever blog post I wrote about my excitement at discovering flowers on my olive tree, 8 years after I had planted it. Well, today I harvested a massive haul of...25 olives! Not huge, I admit, but enough for my first-ever attempt at pickling the little darlings. In a way, I'm glad it will be a small experiment. How heart-breaking would it be to transform a bumper crop into a bumper mould-ridden / mouth-puckering / jar-shattering disaster?