Summer seems to categorise us – those who embrace it wholeheartedly with an instant perfect summer wardrobe, who can manhandle a pair of BBQ tongs like a pro and who can run in flip flops. They seem to unfurl and blossom like a well watered flower, never wilting in the midday sun. “Isn’t it brilliant?” you hear them say, “why can’t it always be like this?” Not at all annoying.....
Then there are those who just seem to dissolve in front of our eyes – who go from being charming people to scuttling from shade to shade muttering about buying a wider brimmed hat.
I suppose I am somewhere between the two – I certainly go very lethargic in the heat and crave nothing more than a pool and something cold in my hand.
The heat cannot last much longer surely so I guess we all need to try and enjoy it whichever way we can. Eight months pregnant and suffering from hay fever I'm not sure how much more I can take, and as for running around in flip-flops, I think that this, along with the BBQ tongs will have to wait.