Cornwall Life columnist Simon Tregoning is coming over all wistful as the season starts to fade

PUBLISHED: 17:50 02 October 2012 | UPDATED: 21:59 20 February 2013

Cornwall Life columnist Simon Tregoning is coming over all wistful as the season starts to fade

Cornwall Life columnist Simon Tregoning is coming over all wistful as the season starts to fade

I have been mentally compiling my things to miss and things not to miss now that summer is turning to autumn.<br/>A thousand shades of rain. Icelanders can identify myriad varieties of snow and we are the same with rain. We had the full range this year.

Cornwall Life columnist Simon Tregoning is coming over all wistful as the season starts to fade


I have been mentally compiling my things to miss and things not to miss now that summer is turning to autumn.
A thousand shades of rain. Icelanders can identify myriad varieties of snow and we are the same with rain. We had the full range this year. As soon they announced the drought conditions back in spring, the skies opened and we went through the full gamut.
And, in future, can we please reorganise the weather so that we have the dry bit in summer and the wet bit in winter?
Balmy evening BBQs on the beach felt a bit snatched but, on counting back, we probably managed more than last year.
The feeling of the hot sun on your back was also an irregular treat but the family seemed to manage to maintain a healthy we are local you know hue of bronze throughout the summer.
Wallowing in the water until the sun goes down well there was that time we camped on the beach, did exactly that and then watched surf movies until midnight...and then the kids stayed up all night by the fire not quite sleeping in surfboard bags. They have to remember that one.
The Olympics was fantastic. Rubbish for the local tourist industry, but I probably wouldnt have come down here on holiday either if I had tickets. Even the weather co-operated, with pretty much the only rain being Danny Boyles fake stuff great opening ceremony by the way Danny.
But it was really about the athletes; an amazing performance all round, well done Jessica, Mo, Ben, Tom, Bradley, Chris and the rest of Team GB. Lets not forget their great achievements, stay proud and do that legacy thing and get hopping, skipping, running and jumping.
Lucy Rose the next big thing in music according to my kids came down to sing in the new, mini-Minack amphitheatre on the Lizard; straight into force seven gales and sideways rain. We had to retreat to the conservatory, but that made it special. A cosier, more intimate affair marred only by a hint of nervousness about the marquee occasionally levitating outside.
The only really sad bit about the summer was realising I have reached an age where I can mitigate my disappointment with the weather by taking comfort it is good for the garden'.


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