Well, it turns out the weather people were right after all. Although we've not had too much rain, it's been breezy, cold and changeable - fifteen seasons per day and none of them summer. It just isn't fair :-(
On the plus side, I've just come back from Paris, where the weather was marginally better, so at least I've had some warmth and sunshine. I hope the effect lasts until our weather picks up (reportedly at the end of the week, but I'm not holding my breath).
Those of you who are enjoying a proper summer - you don't know how lucky you are!!