Summer is officially upon us today and don't we know it! It has been slow coming with June being one of the strangest June's for a long time. Normally it is hot and sunny but this year we have seen more rain and cold weather then never before. In the last few days however summer has come to Rome and it is hot hot hot...humid and smogy.
If you are thinking that summer (or winter) has already started where you are then you are correct as here in Europe the seasons start the 21st of the month rather then the 1st like Australia and the UK and I am sure many other countries.
For me summer time does not mean going to the beach, taking a holiday or the whole month of August off. I work in the travel industry and summer is our busiest time... Oh well, that is why is it good that I am from the southern hemisphere so when our northern summer is finished bel ragazzo and I can jet set to Australia and have a second summer time - when this time we will be free to go to the beach and do what ever we want!