Winston Churchill was one of the sponsors of the Bill that introduced British Summer Time, and here's what he said about it:
"An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later."
I have to say, it's not looking a lot like summer at the moment. We've lit the fire a couple of times this week and huddled together in front of the roaring flames. This morning is grey, and the local weather forecast predicts rain every day for the next five days (as far ahead as this forecast goes).
OK, on second thoughts, it's looking a lot like a British summer...