Ah, Sumer is Icumen as they say in some places where they stuff nosy police officers into giant effigies made of wicker. The days are getting longer and longer, and the weather is getting lovely and warm. The best part of it all? It’s getting easier to wake up early at the weekends and get a good amount of work done!

Why is it that it feels better to wake up earlier and do work, rather than to do the same amount of work by waking up and going to bed later on in the day? It might be related to the idea that waking up to see the sunrise feels better than staying up for it; In the former, it signals the beginning of a new day, and it just feels like you have more time. The latter is more easily associated with staying up far too late than is recommended (and, for any artist with a dayjob, a common occurrence).

Either way, it’s nice to see the sun out, and to be able to keep the balcony door open. Now, if only my neighbours wouldn’t blast their pounding techno out of their own windows while I’m trying to enjoy the warm breeze…