Indian Summer

Brilliant blue sky & hot Autumn sun today (Friday). How lovely to be sat basking in the garden. The term Indian summer reached England in the 19th century, during the heyday of the British Raj in India. This led to the mistaken belief that the term referred to the Indian subcontinent. In fact, the Indians in question … More Indian Summer

Summer

Thank goodness it’s Friday and the weekend is finally here. It has rained most of this week but today & yesterday has been delightful. Very warm and lots of sunshine. I hope that it stays like this for the weekend. Heliophilia (n.) . Pronunciation: hE-lE-O-‘fil-E-a . Origin: English . Definition: Desire to stay in the sun; … More Summer