BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – and after decidedly mixed weather, at times really very cold, we’ll be leaving Cumbria bathed in warm sunshine this evening. Dozens of swallows are darting hither and thither above the garden, loud and cheerful birdsong fills the air, and I imagine that the drive South on the M6 will be an altogether pleasant experience. Add to that the reports of the weather forecasters suggesting that summer-like temperatures may return by the end of the week and it feels pretty good to be in England today … even if it may well take a week or two for some of our friends to dry out their Bank Holiday camping equipment!