Well a lunch out - the next best thing.
Over to Sedbegh in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District, to meet my God-daughter for a lovely lunch. A Yorkshire Platter which, believe me, leaves absolutely no room for a crumb of anything else. A board holding a very large, home made sausage roll, three slices of home cured ham, a wedge of Harrogate Blue cheese, brown wholemeal bread, butter, piccalilli, salad and cole slaw - I shall eat no more today.
Beautiful scenery, lovely lunch, good company - what more could anyone wish for. And I defy any one to find a more beautiful drive than that over the Pennines from here to the Howgill Fells.
Rain is promised for 5pm or thereabouts. That falling on my garden will make my day complete.