A CREATIVE TENSION exists between warm weather activities and online writing in my life. Because it's close to the Leaving Certificate exam cycle, Irish weather will accelerate to a range of high temperatures unseen even during an El Nino event. And the warm weather in May gives me an opportunity to make things outside. We have several months of unfinished work ahead of us as we change the way our outdoor garden looks. The approval authority is little daughter Mia. She's looking forward to a swing set and slide.