Serendipitously, school ended last Saturday, and on Sunday, summer weather began. Dripping swimsuits on the clothes line, bare feet inside the house and out, late dinners on the terrace, sand on the floor, in the car and on the feet, gelato and peaches, evening games of ping-pong in the garden, novels left open on the sofa (and more often than not on the floor), a warm breeze through the house ... thinking about this first week of summer, these are some of the things that come to mind. Thought if you asked my kids, they would undoubtedly add "no homework". And so it is. Welcome, summer!