We are now eight months into a year that has been like no other. While social distancing measures will be around for a while longer, it finally seems as if a new normal is emerging.

We find ourselves feeling much freer than we have for a long time and able to do many of the things we sorely missed during lockdown. Although many events that mark August in Britain – like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – aren’t going ahead this year, we are now able to get fully into the swing of summer time.

As has been the case for the last six months, the situation both globally and nationwide remains fast changing. Despite the fact that lockdown measures are being relaxed, the virus is still in circulation. We hope that you take care and stay alert while enjoying the summer.

And whether you’re taking a ‘staycation’ or remaining at home, we wish you a pleasant month.