I love, love, love cherries, and yesterday I had my first cherries of the season. Absolute bliss! There are roadside stalls selling them and all the fruit and veg shops have them now, and for me there is nothing like that first bowl of cherries. Sometimes during our winter DH buys cherries imported from the USA for me, and whilst they are still delicious, they do lose something in the cold storage process. Cherries also mean that Christmas is not far away too, maybe that is part of the appeal as well. Today (1st) is the first day of summer here and it has certainly arrived in full force, yesterday we had a maximum temperature of 35C/95F with similar weather today, some areas in other states had 45C/113F yesterday.
I'll actually have plenty of time for eating cherries this year, I had been trying to accumulate my annual leave at work in case the contract for the company I work for was not renewed and I was out of a job, but that plan was thwarted and I, and my colleagues, were told we have to take leave. So I am now on Annual Leave until 2nd January, go back for a couple of weeks, then off for another 4 weeks. We won't be going anywhere, except to my Mother's, as DH only has a few days leave, he takes his time off in dribs and drabs, and besides, this is the most expensive time of the year for booking accommodation. So, this year I will have plenty of time to prepare for Christmas (and to eat cherries).
Oh, and the contract has been renewed for 6 months, so a bit of a reprieve, but we have to go throrugh the whole "will it or won't it" once again. Which we have been doing for about the last 3 years.