The weather forecast for next week has people giddy with excitement – temperatures of higher than 20 degrees Celcius are predicted. I wouldn’t worry about running out of sunblock just yet. May, and therefore summer, officially started on Sunday with hail-showers and bitterly cold winds. I was hiking in the Mourne mountains for the weekend, but when I arrived back in Galway on Monday, there were hail-stones rattling down there as well. I’ll believe the sunshine when I see it!