The Good Lord *got fed up with my whingeing* took pity on me, and when we headed off into the country for our day off, the sky cleared and the sun came out and our spirits began to lift.
Lovely walk through very wet countryside, avoiding the muddy fields and sticking to the little roads, ending in one of our favourite places for a luscious lunch and a browse round some craft shops.
Another walk back to the car, just as the rain clouds started coming over and the day grew dark. Drove home, motorway no trouble, for nice big cup of tea!
And catching up with all the lovely, supportive and helpful comments from my blog friends. Thank you all so much.