It was Gran’s birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday, Gran. 85 not out. It was also St. Swithin’s day and it rained. According to local tradition it is now going to rain for the next 40 days and nights as a reminder not needlessly spend money and time on displays of wealth and ostentation when it could be better spent on serving the needs of the poor. Check here for more history. The BBC forecast for the week seems to support it as well as we will be having sunny intervals between heavy showers and heavy rain through to Friday. Summer really did happen this weekend. Saturday, in fact.