In spite of the fact that many places seem to have had a lovely sunny day yesterday (John and his wife on the beach in Wales), it was awful here in North Yorkshire. It was dark and foggy all day with that awful missly rain falling.
All the marquees are up for the Wensleydale Show tomorrow - it is just at the top of our lane - but yesterday they all looked wet and dejected. Everything about the Showground spelled misery and gloom.
What a difference a day makes. Today there is a stiff breeze and bright sunshine. All the tents and marquees have dried out and are looking spruce. The sheep pens are up ready for the sheep first thing in the morning; the cattle tents are all ready for the show cattle; the main ring is all fenced off and ready to go and all round on the walls and gates there are notices telling visitors which area is which - where to take the produce, where to park their cars and such like.
The forecast is more or less the same for tomorrow, so it should be a good day. The farmer has agreed to take the camera, so hopefully there will be some photographs for tomorrow.
I see that the Wensleydale Railway is putting on special trains from Leeming Bar to Leyburn. The cost is to be £10 per adult and £1 per child. I am sure the railway need the money, as does the Show, but it does make it rather an expensive day out for a family of Mum and Dad and two children - £22 in transport costs before they pay for entry to the Show itself. Maybe I am out of date but really things do seem to cost a lot these days don't they?