As Krauts go, these are pretty tame. They speak English and take the trouble to say hello and goodbye as well as indulge in banal conversation.
The UK weather is evidently building itself up to provide you with your traditional birthday weather. It is your 88th birthday soon I believe.
Here it is hot and sunny although only a mere 32C with 42% humidity as I write. This time last year temperatures were warmer, building up to 42.2C on 23 August.