. . . the way the early morning light glimmers off the faceted crystals of a chandelier, the warm slant of sunlight on a perfect reading corner and a bouquet of coral-coloured roses, fresh baguettes for brunch and an early evening glass of rosé — the days are much longer now and the bright mornings are filled with the music of a million birds — it’s summertime, summertime, and every moment feels like a luxury . . .