I must say it's a pleasure to be doing things outdoors again. All that fresh air coursing through the old lungs and the sun's warmth on the back will do us all a world of good.
No sign of any 'cremations' yet, around these parts, or any ear-splitting wails from loudspeakers. Mind you, I've got the waterfall splashing into my pond and the fountain display running too, so this tends to muffle any obnoxious sounds when it's switched on.
I have, over the past six months had three minor operations to remove "Rodent Ulcers" from my face and head area. These are the result of too much time spent in the sun. So can I take this opportunity of warning all you young people out there to always wear a hat. Do not overdo the sun time. Slap on the protective creams. My time in the sun was many years ago and has come back to haunt me. I think the way youngsters go out of their way to get sun time in is going to have a big backlash in the future. Hope the NHS is gearing up for the prospect.
Can somebody please explain to me what exactly is the attraction of consuming food in the open air which has, usually, been burnt to a cinder by someone who probably wouldn't normally consider cooking food.
Is it, perhaps, something to do with wearing a colourful pinafore and looking like a plonker?
Do indoor electric/gas ovens mysteriously break down in summer?
I'm aware that this (barbecue) pastime is popular in Australia, for example - but they don't know any better.