There is still a bright side of life
They say you know it's summer when the chair gets up when you do. This weekend, all over the country, people will get a chance to savour blue skies and the strange but reassuring feeling of warm sun on their skin.
For most, times may be harder than they were, but, as Charles Kingsley once wrote: "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
It seems like we have undergone an epic journey to arrive at the oasis that this particular bank holiday weekend offers.