The joys of summertime!
This morning the clocks jumped an hour. I always remember which way by that old American saying “Spring forward, fall back”. So whilst losing a hours sleep, there is something special about that first day when it remains lighter.
Thoughts drift to those summer days when we are in the park having fun with friends, barbecues with family and long afternoon drives in the sunshine.
This winter has been a long one. It feels as life has been wrapped in a blanket of snow for eternity and the cold winds blowing against my face, almost taunting me about the lack of warmth. Yet that one hour’s difference does warm the heart somewhat. Akin to smirking in the face of darkness, letting it know that winter never can last forever.
Yet summertime is a long way off yet. The rain and bitter winds will be here for a while yet. But now the countdown to those balmy nights begins. Each day that passes will be brighter and following my first full Scandinavian winter this will be something I take for granted.
So raise a glass with me for summer and toast its long overdue arrival.