As you can see from this article, we are having unseasonably warm weather here in the south of England right now.
When it comes to warm weather, the English fall into two catergories: those that put on shorts and sundresses at the first sign of the sun (regardless of temperature) knowing, as we all do in this country, that it may not last. Then there are those that might put on a pair of flipflops and stop wearing their winter coat but still have a few layers. Followers of that ancient saying "ne'er cast a clout til May is out" (ie, keep your vest on until the end of May!)
I fall into that latter category. Whilst I agree the sun is warm, it is only April and in the shade or in the wind I think it's still quite chilly.
But whatever we choose to wear, good weather really does change everything. After a long, hard winter everyone is coming out of their shells. Their are more smiles on the street, more people acknowledging each other. And that is never a bad thing.
Now I'm just sending out messages to the universe that this fantastic weather will last right through to the autumn and this is not a quick introduction to the summer before the universe let's it rain on us all summer again!