bring me sunshine

pic by stuant63 on flickr, CC applies 

I don’t know if this is a worldwide phenomenon, but a bit of sunshine seems to make us Brits ridiculously happy.

I worked my way through ten telephone interviews on Friday with middle aged, middle class ladies and they were, to a woman, full of optimism and the Joys of Summer.

Who knows what the election result might have been if the mini heatwave had hit a few weeks earlier?

One of the guys I work with was pulling together a quick ‘what’s on people’s minds right now’ presentation on Friday and it was mostly doom and gloom – we can’t merrily fly off all over the world at the drop of a hat anymore because we get Ash Clouded, the new government is a bit of a work-in-progress and the economy is still in the doldrums.  But he concluded that the sun is shining!, so really, things could be a lot worse.

I feel like a bit of a failure for not celebrating this by having a BBQ this weekend, but judging by the stripped bare state of the shelves of my local convenience store, I was possibly the only person in the country NOT busy burning sausages on Saturday evening…

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