What a Difference a Year Makes

Audley End. Sketch by author.
 © Aimee Keithan

Sixteenth of July: The calendar assures me it is summer, but the weather doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. It is cloudy and grey in the North of England; the temperature a cool 66˚F. In contrast, 2015 was the UK's hottest July on record. And I spent those sunny, halcyon days touring the British countryside, exploring some of England's most stunning architectural