Tuesday, May 13, 2008
What a scorcher!
If you're wondering about the lack of recent posts, I'm blaming it on the weather! For the last 10 days or so, summer has put in an early appearance and we have been spending every possible minute outdoors enjoying the sunshine and warmth. After last year's washout (coolest UK summer since 1998 and wettest since 1914!!) we are taking no chances - every sunny, dry day is taken advantage of. Parks and open spaces are packed with people enjoying the sunshine, pub gardens are full to the brim with punters in short sleeves and red faces (also known as the lobster tan) and restaurants offering al fresco dining are proving extremely popular of a sudden. Last weekend was glorious, particularly Sunday which, at 26C, was the hottest day of the year so far - warmer than Madrid, Athens, Corfu and even Marrakesh.
It was slightly cooler today, but still sunny and pleasant, so I met up with a friend and we had lunch by the river. I took these photos while we were waiting for our cheese burgers and chips. Not a bad view, huh?