This has to be the weirdest summer ever. On Sunday we drove half an hour to Muriwai beach and no sooner had I laid down in the sand, put my sunscreen on and closed my eyes than it started to pee with rain. What the? The rain actually stuck to the SPF 15 and did something deeply deeply unattractive. We then drove the half hour back to town and in a fit of pique I booked tickets to the movies but no sooner had I done that than the fecking sun came out again. 24 degrees Celsius. I mean, really? On the plus side, we went to see the new Sherlock Holmes so weather be damned. (1) I love Robert Downey and (2) I forgive Jude Law for everything between Mr Ripley and Watson.