With the rain pelting down for a second day in a row I have reached into the depths of my recent archives to cheer myself up. For when you are confronted with almost 90mm of rain in two days getting a spot of sunshine is an essential reminder that there is life outside rain. Seemingly people lower down the valley are not faring well with the liquid onslaught. The good news is that there is light shining along the path for the weekend. I fancy I’ll take a walk out with the bassets and sit a while. Or maybe not since I’ve got potato planting that’s already days behind schedule on account of this blessed rain.