We had our summer in spring - and now we're having it again in autumn! Five months ago we basked in glorious sunshine over Easter. Temperatures then dropped, of course, but we didn't mind: it was still only May, after all, and reasonably mild. And then came those months which are officially summer; except that the thermometer was still stuck in spring.
And then, just when we thought it was all over, the unbelievable happened. Just as we had started admiring autumn leaves, so summer decided on one last blaze of glory. Here we are at the end of September - October tomorrow - and it's not just mild, or even warm: it's HOT, the sun is blazing down from a brilliant, cloudless blue sky, everyone is back in floaty, summery clothes, and - loveliest of all - we're all smiling! For the last few days we've been greeting each other not with grumbles but with Isn't it lovely today?