August, the holiday month, has been everything we hoped that it would be and more. Skies of powder blue with lazily drifting clouds. Suncream and straw hats. The beach, the circus, camping out and chilling out. Coffees at pavement cafes, aperitifs on the lawn. Feasting on plump, jewel-bright fruits. A fortnight in France and a fortnight at home. Leisurely hours together as a family, time spent catching up with long-loved friends. Days saturated with the dreamy, golden summer light.