When mid-September arrives, days in Munich when the temperature reaches the mid-twenties are to be treasured. The weather will be seen as a welcome to the next 'invasion' the city will experience in a few days... the arrival of hoards of Australians, Italians and (yes) Scots for the annual Oktoberfest.
In my Schwabing-West village it is a joy to see the kids still able to play in the fountain at the centre of Hohenzollernplatz. I note the last... or perhaps penultimate sightings of pretty long-legged girls in cut-off denim shorts. I hope fervently that next summer the menfolk will no longer be wearing baggy trousers ending at mid-calf level (a sartorial aberration I simply cannot understand!).
I try not to think of the chilly months to come.