A bit of everything last week, with a couple of wet days and at least one day hitting 30C. Otherwise overcast and tropically humid.

The lack of Proper Summer Weather still hasn’t made it to the news, which is dominated by a turbulent stockmarket, almost US default, US debt downgrade and trouble in t’ Eurozone (for future reference, for context). A friend of mine said the summer in Holland has been the worst since, like, EVER – but online news editors have conspicuously failed to pick up on this. Maybe they never go outside.

Packing suggestion: Shorts, off-road sandals, T-Shirts, waterproofs and a hoodie if staying up until 1am.