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  • Summer is the monsoon rains and school shut for a ‘rainy day’. (Delhi, 1975)

    Summer is opening the batting for King Alfred School. (London, 1981)

    Summer is India winning the Cricket World Cup. (London, 1983)

    Summer is trying to strut to Golders Hill Park on the opposite pavement from the very beautiful Nicole – hoping she will come over and give me the time of day. (London, 1985)

    Summer is the August before university and Ben Johnson and Flo Jo burning up the track in Seoul. (1988)

    Summer is proper work after studies and training – Assistant Tendering Engineer. (Rugby, 1993)

    Summers are friends and cricket and badminton and golf – a new life setting out. (Rugby, 1990s)

    Summer is marriage – a life ready to share. (Kolkata, 1999)

    Summer is victory in the team event of the 2nd Annual Lads Olympiad Challenge – by now, my only (once a year) sport. (Coventry, 2000)

    Summer is professional success and moving. Rugby to Delhi (2000) and Delhi to Paris (2001).

    Summer is generous annual leave. Exploring Ile de Re, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Mont St Michel, enjoying Paris. (2002)

    Summer is being made redundant and returning to England – looking for a job. (2004)

    Summer is walking along the riverfront with our newly born son. (London, 2006)

    Summer is turning forty and feeling 26. (London, 2008)

    Summers are a long trek of work at work and work at home. Mortgage, school fees, support and surviving multiple re-organisations.

    Summer is two bust hamstrings as I return to sport. (London, 2011)

    Summer is winning the Sunday Singles at the 14th Annual Lads Olympiad Challenge – the renaissance begins. (Painswick, 2012)
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