This evening is an auspicious occasion that needs loud celebration. The sun is out, it’s 24 degrees in Khandallah and MT and I have come home to sit on our decking for the first time ever. Yes, summer may have arrived.
It’s been lousy for the last couple of days which has only made the return to work much more miserable. Then, quite by surprise there was a rush to my side of the office with the crowds wanting to rubberneck at the rays of sunshine outside the window. This precipitated a stampede of people to take long morning tea breaks on the park lawns in front of our building. These then stretched into long lunches and to cap it all, I stretched to a long afternoon tea.
You may think that this is strange behaviour but when you consider that for most wellingtonians this is the first sign of summer since summer began it’s understandable that people want to grab the rays whilst they can. The office started to decant at about 4pm with furtive calls on mobiles making arrangements for evening BBQs and beach parties.
It’s amazing how different the world looks when the sun is shining. Who knows what will happen tomorrow so best make the most of it whilst we can!