Denise: April was like May, May like April – or even March, and September was like October or even November. Though usually glorious – though with a freshness to the air not felt since spring, this September has been windy wet and dreary almost from beginning to end. And of course we’re doing building work so everything has got filthy. But today is the first of October and the first warm, still, dry day for a month: tomorrow is forecast the same, and let’s hope it continues. We’re owed it!