If the roses are anything to go by we have signs of summer. It’s true we’ve been basking in blue skies and gentle clouds with no rain for weeks but I refuse to tempt fate. Let’s just say that the view from my office window looks inviting. Thankfully as summer officially arrives I shall be free to roam the great outdoors and perhaps even tend my roses without any sense of guilt. For now the work ethic spoils all my fun, not to mention a looming project deadline. At least weeding is light relief from all the reading and the most incredible creative thoughts emerge as I do battle at ground level. I daren’t contemplate how few days are left before the Christmas celebrations. One deadline on the horizon is about all I can take. So its head down for another week and then I will most definitely be out to smell the roses.