In the end the moment of triumph arrived with the dampest of English fizzles.
The big mistake people make when dressing for warm weather is that they don't dress for the warm weather – they dress as if they are on holiday.
It is essential to keep your skin protected in this weather.
I'm going on a girly break in Cornwall next week and am in a fashion quandary.
Homes and businesses were flooded, tens of thousands of pounds of damage caused by high winds, and journeys by road and rail disrupted as the UK was battered again by rain and gales.
Garden centres will be doing brisk trade in Mediterranean plants, succulents, palms and exotics this spring as the thaw reveals just how many plants have been killed by the cold.
I feel I already know Benjamin Michali.
The floors of all the terminals were littered with bodies, stretched out under those foil sheets handed out after marathons.
Horse racing continues to suffer the effects of the cold weather and it appears unlikely that any action will be staged on turf before the weekend at the earliest.
Lille's Ligue 1 star Boubakary Soumare is reportedly eyeing a summer move to Jurgen Klopp's Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The big Spaniard turned out for Arsenal's Under-23s on Monday night.
Newcastle United have somehow avoided a Premier League relegation battle despite having Joelinton, Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto as their strikers.
Croatian leaders Dinamo Zagreb are reportedly set to raid Premier League giants Arsenal for highly-rated Robbie Burton.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been Arsenal's most valuable player during these past few seasons.
Tottenham Hotspur scored a stoppage-time winner against Aston Villa on Sunday.
The forward netted twice as Spurs grabbed a late win at Villa Park.
Leeds United opted to sign Jean Kevin Augustin last month.
Toby Alderweireld had a mixed game for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Joelinton failed to score for Newcastle United against Arsenal.
A ball boy was hospitalised and spectators and players struggled to cope with the hottest temperatures in Wimbledon history on Wednesday, as at least one senior player questioned why female competitors are allowed to take a break during very hot matches but male players are not.
Many are reporting that this weekend could see a heatwave in the UK. But wherever and whenever they are, intelligent humans have developed ways to cool down, some of which are more drastic than others
Can it be? Is the United States finally going to do something about global warming?