Joy! For the first time I could actually say that it felt balmy when I collected the newspaper from the mailbox at 8.00am this morning. The TV weatherman pointed to a rare indicator saying 25ºC in the London area today and maybe 26º tomorrow – that’s early to mid 70s Fahrenheit, which is where I like my temperatures, although the early to mid eighties will do me fine. The sky’s a bit hazy today so far but there are signs that the sun may burn through later. Summer is a-truly cummin in! Will it last? The oaks and ashes tell me it will. I believe them.