Last weekend we put the clocks forward so that it is officially British Summertime and for once it actually is! What is going on with the weather, and what happened to spring?
Looking at the weather forecast though it doesn't look set to last beyond the weekend and apparently some of us may even have snow at Easter! Let's hope this week wasn't the entire British Summer, just a taster of things to come.
Even before we put the clocks forward we had some pretty nice days. I managed to nip up to Nottingham to see my Mum last week, as I had missed her on Mother's Day, and it was so warm in her conservatory, with the sun streaming in, that we had to evacuate to the lounge to cool down a bit. I had taken her a tin of chocolate chip cookies, sadly not home baked, and some Elemis and Liz Earle goodies.
I also handed her the first fifty chapters of my book. It's the first time I have seen the words printed on paper rather than the computer screen and she is the first person to read it other than the odd chapters I've read out to Chris and the children. I really hope she likes it, although I don't know how far she will have got with it as the lens fell out of her reading glasses the following day. I hope that's not a bad omen?!
I am busy writing the final few chapters in my time off that I had to take before the end of March. What is it they say? 'Use it or lose it'… or is that an exercise mantra??
I am back 'on air' on Tuesday evening so hopefully see you then, much love Julia x