One swallow does not make a summer, but these two, among many others, appeared on the hottest day this year: 35.5°C, making July only the second coldest cloudiest July on our records.
Admin1 is rereading Dead Souls by Ian Rankin, and having watched Stranger Things series 1 to 3, and the (rather poor) 2017 film of It, has now ODed on cute kids. As relief he’s now watching Deadwind (aka Karppi), a Finnish crime series that ticks all the Scandi Noir boxes: blond female detective with tragic backstory; useless/suspicious dark-haired male sidekick; stylish domestic interiors; local politics clashing with local businesses and social services; torchlit searches of industrial areas; and, of course, they never call in backup.