I recall last summer to be one of the better efforts in terms of sunshine, warmth and prolonged dryness, not quite the heady heights of '76, but certainly a goody darn sarf anyway.
Which got me to thinking as I look outside this morning to see grey, rain and the prospect of more rain to fall all day... Have we ever had two consecutive warm, dry and predominantly sunny summers?
Even if I take my conscious memory from the age of 10, I cannot recall two, let alone three consecutive fine summers in the last 41 years. In fact, I think I could count the total number to be less than 10.
Perhaps we could up anchor and move to somewhere just off Gibraltar?