I have become pretty good at patching inner tubes without removing wheels. I have since replaced the tyres I usually use (Michelin Krylion Carbon with Schwalbe Marathon Plus) and the punctures are back down to normal levels, although the grip from the tyres is not as good and they are much heavier! It beats fixing a puncture in the rain though
On the whole the weather has been pretty reasonable, although there have been some downpours along with the sunny spells on occasion resulting in some spectacular double and triple rainbows. This picture shows one such rainbow over some newly ploughed fields. If you look closely you can see the join in the middle as it was formed from two pictures using Photoshop Elements.