On Thursday – that’s right, the coldest day of the week – I went to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. We ate coronation chicken & raspberries outside, under umbrellas, as big fat drops of rain fell. We watched To Kill A Mockingbird (it was superb; 9 year old Lucy Hutchinson was outstanding as Scout) huddled in winter coats under blankets and fleeces. And we drank the newly garlanded (it’s won a gold medal at one of the wine competitions) Gusbourne blanc de blancs 2008 (around £27.50, Lea & Sandeman; slurp.co.uk) which was elegant and refreshing. A fine addition to the traditions of English so-called-summer.