We're now in day 8 of March and it hasn't rained for 9 days. It hasn't been dry for this long since the middle of September and the difference it has made to our sales in the past few days is phenomenal. At the weekend Bowness was full of visitors - so many people descended on the village that the huge car park beyond the Glebe, which is normally only used at Easter, half terms and during the summer, was full by mid afternoon. Sean has been at "proper" work this weekend and has been gazing longingly at the fells from afar - needless to say he was off like a bullet this morning with the dogs, going somewhere "gorgeous".
Tony from Bitter End Brewery called this morning and reported that the weather is going to be like this until November. I'd really like to believe him so I choose to do so until the heavens open again.