A full week of blue skies and sunshine, with maybe the odd cloud thrown in for good measure; I can’t remember it raining at all. Still not the punishingly hot temperatures we’ve seen in the last couple of years – something’s definitely amiss in the upper troposphere (or wherever) – hitting the low to middle 30s at best.

Dont forget to pack: Skin-safe sunscreen if you’re going out to the lake or river to swim, shades and that fleece you think you wouldn’t possibly need in August in the South of France. Late evening and early morning still a bit nippy.