The sight of the early spring sun does make us all pretty joyous about the imminent arrival of summer – lots of gorgeous hot days, no need to use the gas or electric heating for several weeks now until autumn. We can relax outside to get the benefit of the rays. Even been known to put washing outside on really good days! The money that is saved in not switching on heaters, druying units, tumble dryers etc., unbelievable.
This reminds me of a couple of trips to Cyprus to stay with pals. Their villa is in a tiny village well off the beaten track. It’s not the easiest place to get to and until only a few years ago, electricity was pretty patchy in supply. However, my chums were able to rig up solar panels to heat their hot water supply – all rudimentary but all the village houses had means of heating their water and had been doing so for years.