Jetting to Jersey?!

As the long, hot summer of 2013 continues to see the British Isles basking in almost unbroken warmth, this lovely old advert for BOAC’s new jet services to the Channel Islands leapt to my attention.

We have been blessed, of course, with the birth of a future monarch, victories for British athletes at Wimbledon and in the Tour de France, the British and Irish Lions delivered in rugby and the Ashes look set to be saved. Adrian Newey’s British-built Red Bull RB9 seems set to continue the team’s dominance in Formula One – and we can enjoy all this while breaking out the buckets and spades and heading for the coast this summer.

Truly it’s a vintage year… so here’s some vintage sunshine to celebrate.

You just can't beat a decent British summer...

In any era, you just can’t beat a decent British summer…