Jonathan: It’s Thursday morning now, and looking to be a fourth day of all-day sunshine with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s °C !!! Solar PV: three days in a row generating more than 30kWh, and peak output over 3.9kW (from a 4kW system). That’s a first! The solar thermal system, too is working in overdrive – both here at An Garradh Mor and at Carrick. And yet just a fortnight ago we had snow on Eisebhal and I was still sawing up fuel for the wood-burning stove! The sudden change in the weather is difficult to take. During the mid 1990s we lived in Bavaria, where very cold dry winters would linger on into March, and then suddenly give way to dazzlingly bright spring sunshine, the heat rapidly building up, and driving up the humidity. The rapid change was more than the body can easily cope with, resulting in a condition known there as Frühlings Müdigkeit – an acute lethargy bordering on heat exhaustion. The offices where we worked in Würzburg were air-conditioned, which was great, but when the spring heat struck our routine lunchtime walks were suspened until we’d acclimatised – and that’d take several weeks. During that time I’d prefer to work late so I could take the Straβenbahn home to Ochsenfurt in the ‘cool’ of the evening! Well, we seem to have brought Frühlings Müdigkeit back to the UK with us, because this similarly abrupt change in the weather really is too much for me, and yesterday after trying to get some work done in the walled garden I just had to give in and take a long afternoon nap! Denise is most unsympathetic – she just loves sun and heat!