The nights have sometimes had an Autumn nip in the air but the days have been glorious. The Summer that never was in the UK at least appeared for this one week. In London the Paralympics have been well supported and are due to close today. The British medal toll is again staggering. It has been a good year for the UK, if you ignore the poor weather, economy and the terrible government.
Watching the last night of the Proms yesterday it was plain to see that 2012 has swelled British Pride in some. This year the last night of the Proms was broadcast in Hyde Park and beyond swelling in effect the audience. The venue, the Albert Hall, was as usual packed to the rafters and TV audiences joined in the event.
The Proms were established more than 100 years ago offering a music event for the masses. Whether ticket prices make them easily affordable these days is unlikely. However TV coverage means that you can join in the madness. As the finale played out people sang, cheered and waved flags. The songs were traditional British songs such as Land of Hope and Glory. but some of the sentiment is as meaningful as ever. Yes, Britons will never be slaves!
British news this week has been dominated by the Cabinet re shuffle and a family murder in the French Alps.
Cameron's cabinet re shuffle achieved little in real terms. It has done little to bolster his position with his MPS or the public. There have been reports that the knives are out and some in the Tory Party are looking to oust Cameron. Reports that London Mayor Boris Johnson could be a serious challenger to the leadership of Cameron are strange as well as laughable. Yes Boris has a wide fan base and is loved for his eccentricity but is he PM material? We think not. Still he has that "Public school" background so loved by the Tories.
The murder investigation in the French Alps continues with French police now in the UK as part of their investigations. It has been revealed that the four people who died in the BMW in the French Alps all died from two bullets to the head. There seems little doubt that the murders were some sort of execution but why and by whom remain unknown. The two girls now orphans may still hold vital information.
As the new week begins it is due to be a return to Autumn. Enjoy the last of the beautiful weather today if you are able.