I decided to end the working week on the same note as I began it; with a beach.
When I was in my teens, August meant the start of school and the long, lazy days spend on the beach were suddenly just sweet, distant memories.
There is one particular song that does manage to extend the feel of this beautiful season. "On The Beach", performed by the talented Chris Rea has all the elements one looks for in a great summer song - beautiful images, soothing voice and a pleasing melody that makes me think of white sand, crystal clear sea and warm sun. I fell in love with it the first time I heard it played on the radio, which was more than twenty years ago. Nonetheless, I find this laid back musical jewel timeless and incredibly pleasing to all the senses, even today.