The recent good weather has highlighted the many natural attractions of Northern Ireland which, for its size, has some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in the world.
The province is also a great place for festivals of every kind, ranging from church flower displays to open days and musical entertainments. People here have learned to deal with bad weather, and the festivals always go on, come rain or shine.
However, the world seems so much more attractive on the good days. So this is the time to forget your troubles, volcanic ash and all the other downsides, and to go out and enjoy life - and the sunshine - while you can.