6th May and I have just remembered why we came to live here two and a half years ago. After a very, very busy social weekend, we caught up with all the jobs we should have done and decided to just live "in the bubble" today. I was pottering in the garden, with clear blue skies above and a benevolent sun shining down, and the pool was looking just that little bit too inviting.
And then, I was in and swimming ... perfection. The water cool, the sun warm, and the breeze just apparent. And to think, for the next five to six months we can do the same. The slightly tedious matter of keeping the pool clean and not being able to use it, the expense of the chemicals - all fade into distant memory. We thought long and hard about whether to have a private pool, and the more we thought about it, the more we realised it was part of our dream. And we have never regretted it for a minute.
Heaven alone knows what will happen tomorrow in the UK General Election but if that poisonous puppet of Alex Salmond is able to influence the government, we are all doomed.