I know it's super British to have one eye on the barometer, but we're not entirely alone. Even the French writer/director Marguerite Duras synched the climate directly to the psyche.
Luckily, a fortnight back, the weather was glorious for a small garden party in celebration of the boy's first birthday.
Someday I'll post pics of Duras' beautiful château in Neauphle, here's a corner of our cluttered home instead. Now the boy's mobile, this place will need one radical rethink.