The last two days here have been damp and foggy; even the birds stayed away from the bird table (I think they are afraid of the Sparrowhawk when that sort of weather descends). Now, today, after a morning of heavy rain, which has cleared away the vestiges of the fog, the sky has patches of blue, there is a breeze and now and again the sun comes out. So much better weather.
My visitor has just rung to say that she is running late and will not be with me for another two hours. As I am all ready for her arrival I have a couple of hours to myself. The farmer has lit the multi fuel stove early for me and I have a good book, so I shall go and sit by the fire and relax.
If you have not read Ian McEwen's latest book 'The Children Act'
do try and get hold of it - it is excellent. He is such a brilliant writer.