Today is the kind of day which really puts me in the holiday mood. Yesterday I spent god only knows how much money on essentials like suntan lotion and insect repellent. Even with the 2 for 1 offers at Boots, the final bill put on my chip’n’pin debit card were something in the region of my weekly food budget. Ouch! And now today, I am moving from reading in the garden to cooling off inside in front of the computer. I thought I would check the weather forecast for Romania…

Firstly, Timisoara, for the 14–16 July, and then…

…the Retzet Mountains, from 16–24 July…

I have to keep reminding myself that when I checked the long range weather forecast for Estonia in 2003 it said thunder and rain, and in the end, it was cloudless blue skies, a heat wave and not a drop of rain for the entire two weeks.