I didn't get around to writing a post last week because, to be honest, I was too malafoostered by the warm sunny weather we are having! We've had well over a week of blue skies and temperatures warm enough to melt an ice cream - well, okay not exactly the tropics but it is possible to walk around in shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops (unless you're Victoria Beckham when you'd be in something more stunningly elegant). It is just too amazing. Yes, that yellow disc up there in the cloudless sky really is the sun and not some strange visitation from outer space. And doesn't it make everything look different? People are different. They've dug deep in their wardrobes to find summery clothes and go about with smiles on their faces. We all know of course that this is not going to last. Already the weather forecaster is murmuring something about rain coming in from the west. But that's not until the start of the coming week. So we'll do as the farmers are doing and make hay/silage while the sun shines. I am in the country house and dog-sitting at the moment. Everything looks wonderful, even the grass seems to sparkle under the sun's rays. The birds are whizzing around singing at the tops of their little voices and leaving their calling cards all over the car and the windows, bless them! Tea in the garden is an everyday thing at the moment. Who needs the Med.?