Almost the whole of June was beautiful; we swam every day, ate outdoors, and wore shorts and T shirts from dawn to dusk.
Now that July is here the skies are covered (as is the pool), we've had intermittent rain for days on end, night-time storms, the temperatures have dropped, and we have returned to eating indoors.
Our long term forecast offers no real improvement, and temperatures are destined to stay around the 20 C point. The Solar Cover on the pool means that the water retains some of its previous warmth, but it has already dropped to below 25 C.
It's all rather depressing. I shall return my knitted swimming trunks to the 'Summer clothes' drawer, and do some work on the barn.
Of course inclement weather does occasionally have certain advantages, we suddenly have another crop of Girolles (below).