The paths would be sodden, after the snow and the rapid overnight thaw – not a day for a walk across the fields, or on the hills to the west, where a shower was “possible”. There weren’t supposed to be any showers further east, just clear blue skies (hmm… Don’t be misled by the photos) – and a stiff breeze.
The last photo taken, we dodged into a little cafe on Dam Street. Nearly stayed there longer than intended – a heavy shower outside sent people scurrying for cover, the door became jammed (only for customers leaving the premises – crafty!), and the toasted crumpets were honeyed (sorry!). Yes, they were sticky too, and most enjoyable, on a day that felt colder than it was.