And no, the photograph above was not taken in the Greek islands, but off the Island of Iona, looking across to the Isle of Mull off the west coast of SCotland - just to prove it isn't always raining here!
Were family holidays in the 1950's always as sunny? Here we are on the beach at Bournemouth on the south coast of England.
Fast forward some years to Edinburgh c.1968. and my father enjoying sun in what looks rather a dry garden in need of watering.
On our honeymoon, in 1971, enjoying the sun at Stonehenge.
Beautiful Ullswater in the Lake District - June 2009
And finally a lovely summer's picture of the beach at Marsden Rock, near South Shields on the north east coast of England
It can only get better for this July and August!
Thankful Thursday is one of many prompts from www.geneabloggers.com to encourage us to record our family history and personal memories.