How to guarantee it’s warm and sunny just about every time you step outside your front door… Buy a nice new wet-weather jacket in June.
It’s a lovely, warm and comfortable jacket and I’ve used it twice during a summer that was much better than the last few years’. It’s a strange psychological reaction, you’ve bought something new and you want to use it straight away, you want other people to see your bright or shiny new thing but you can’t, it’s frustrating and suddenly you find yourself pleased to see something like the rain that you’d normally moan about. I suppose it’s the same for someone who bought a convertible car, or a barbecue and a freezer-full of meat just before one of our lousy wet summers.
In the last three weeks I’ve used it twice and now we’re back to summer again, with only three months to Christmas. Anyone fancy barbecued turkey this year?