The We're Here challenge for today is to send birthday wishes to Steve, the brother of the inimitable pikespice . Steve works for the National Weather Service in the US. Well, he should come over here, because we are getting lots of weather. None of this sun nonsense. We are getting good old-fashioned rain. You know, the stuff that you should get in winter, but which now turns up in summer. Hopefully the appalling weather will clear up by the Olympics, but bearing in mind that we have just had our wettest March to June since records began in 1910, I am not holding my breath.