Despite my husband flying off to Zurich almost immediately after blowing out the candles on his birthday cake (metaphorically, not literally … nobody gets to ruin good, clean cake by blowing all over it on my watch … germ alert!), Tuesday saw him turn an almost middle-aged 39 and was the start of close to two months of celebrations for us. Birthdays, a wedding, family visiting from abroad, the school holidays (a celebration? … ask me again at the end of August). The summer equivalent of the festive season is upon us! Actually, is there a summer equivalent of the festive season? Does 'festive' cover the warmer months too if lots of feasting is involved? Or instead of saying ‘I’m feeling festive’, come July, should we start saying, ‘I’m feeling like a cocktail’? Does that work for you? Does it? It's not a bad thing to be feeling like, is it? Personally, I think it’s perfect!