Today, we celebrate our 300th blog post on FWL! Good heavens …. how is that possible?! And on St Swithin’s Day as well. He was a monk – St Swithin – who became Bishop of Winchester in 852. He was buried in the churchyard at his request, so that his grave would be watered by rain and trodden by the feet of passers-by, so the legend goes. On 15 July 971 his remains were moved to a more appropriate resting place inside the cathedral. The operation was allegedly disrupted by heavy rain which continued for 40 days. This story is the basis of the meteorological prediction that a wet or dry St Swithin’s Day will be followed by 40 days of the same. It’s beautifully sunny here in Wiltshire, so we are hoping that this might prove to be a correct prediction. More so than Michael Fish managed in 1987….
More importantly though, here in the office, we have decided that today’s case cracking rate will be continued for the next 40 days too – keep ’em coming, Team! [OK, so maybe I decided that – MD’s right, don’t you think?]