The English summer is probably worse than the winter there, lol! However, I'm originally from Finland so shouldn't really complain about the UK weather. Our polo season is now in full swing and its lovely to play on grass again. I used to live in Holland (Amsterdam) for a couple of years and still spend a bit of time there in connection with my work.
Sounds like fun. An old friends family owns the brickfield, so we spent a lot of time in the area, as kids.
I guess I'll still play at VdV, but I'm pretty disgusted with the way they've treated John & Jo. Hopefully a friend of mine will have something going on his farm in Tulbagh by summer, but it would be great to have an extra option.