Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. That’s why I’ve come in from sunbathing in the back garden on this beautiful day. That, and I felt suddenly inspired to write a new blog entry. About being your own dog. That phrase came from a song by Sheffield-based English teacher and singer-songwriter, Neil McSweeney. My ex-boyfriend was a fan and I went to a few of his gigs with him. And we played his CD over and over again on a road trip back from Norfolk once.