It was a toss-up: go hiking in chilly drizzle or stay home, before the fire, tea in hand.
Having picked the latter two rainy weeks in a row, I put on my rain gear and headed out with the ladies.
Good choice. I was rewarded (eventually) with Shirley Ann's fire, her tea and fresh baking, and the company of witty fellow walkers.
A sunny Wednesday would have been nice, but today's default was more than acceptable.