It did seem as though Derek in Kent and Rachel in Norfolk were missing out on the cold wet weather but it looks as though it might be spreading there later today. Here it has rained and rained - everywhere just looks waterlogged and (no excuses) I have just turned the thermostat up and the heating has come on. I can see no point in being really cold.
Saturdays are usually my least busy day of the week and today is no exception. Apart from a visit from my Chiropodist - sorely needed - I have seen no-one. I just went round the estate with Tess as the rain had eased off a bit and I saw not a single soul. I came back five minutes ago and the rain has begun in earnest again. I had forgotten it was the Queen's birthday today so I didn't watch Trooping the Colour, so perhaps I can catch up with the shortened version this evening - I do like the pageantry of it all.
Slightly better weather forecast for tomorrow. One of the things we get a lot of up here are 'Open Gardens' - villagers put on a really good show, often with scarecrow competitions too and tea and scones. I don't know whether any were planned for today - they are always on Saturdays - but if so then they would really be a washout. Even the plants in the garden are telling us they have had enough.