When I returned to England, many people predicted that I would quickly tire of the weather. I had lived in California and Spain for 35 years so their concern was, to them, very well founded. Actually, I was fed up with the sunshine and the sheer predictability of the weather. It would rain on about 10 days each year in California and in Madrid, from June-September, the heat would be unbearable. I really love the surprises each day, I love that the meteorologists get it wrong as frequently as they get it right and I love the contrasts and the beautiful skies.