Everyone knows that weather affects the way people behave. It can of course also bring about change on the way we live. Take the people here. The weather is our favourite topic of conversation simply because you never know what’s coming next. We usually get other people’s leftovers like the poor man at the feast. You know - here’s a slice of sun, lovely drop of rain there - oh and got a nice little storm coming up shortly. As the great climatic influences swoop across the world, we simply get the bits that drop off on the way. At the moment we’re getting the Mediterranean visitor who dropped in for tea the other week, stayed overnight and thought she’d stay for a bit. That’s why everything’s changing. Old men are seen tottering around in shorts and shedding clothes they’d never dream of shedding and young women are doing the same, which makes the old men totter even more. Pinkness abounds. Skin that has been well protected all these months now sees the light of day and takes on that sickly pink look. People stand around in two and threes talking to each other in the street whereas in the past they’d simply nod at and pass each other. The question is how long will our Mediterranean visitor stay? There’s part of me that wants her to pack her bags and go and take her heatwave with her. Then there’s another part that wants her to stay till the weekend and then perhaps leave Monday?