Yes, I know I keep blethering on about the weather, but it really is quite extraordinary for the time of year. Take last Thursday for example, dull and chilly all day, but then it sort of brightened up in the evening so I was quite looking forward to sitting outside with a soirée aperitif in the evening sun. But it was not to be. Cathedral clouds (as I call them) gathered in the east and what looked rain headed up from the south. Watched it approach across the valley where the sunlit hills slowly disappeared in a haze of grey, then a rainbow, then the downpour. Shuffled indoors and lit the kitchen stove. Lighting the stove in June is almost unheard of, yet this year it seems almost a daily habit. Will this winter never end?!
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