The good news (for me) is that it rained all morning anyway, the bad news (for me) is that I couldn't get out for a good long walk at all this weekend in any case. Lots of people say how lucky we are living up here so we can get onto the fells "anytime" we want. Well, being lucky enough to have been born here is something I realise above everything else. As for being able to get onto the fells anytime we want; well, that really is much easier said than done, or at least it is if you want to get out as much as I do.
My usual reply to people is that you mustn't forget that I'm not actually on holiday and I still have all the normal things in life to do such as go to work, do the shopping, go to the opticians, take the car for its MOT or as was the case this weekend, I had to wait for the guy to come and fix the boiler. Needless to say, I have to do an awful lot of of juggling about with things to allow myself the opportunity to get out as often as I do, even if it means many of the walks turn out to be quite short.