Rain; please stop! It started about 8.00 on Tuesday morning and has not stopped. Literally, it has NOT stopped day and night. Driving rain being blown in by a cold east wind. I would far rather have the snow that most other places are getting; but this stuff is horrible. Walked to Morrisons for essential supplies earlier and got soaked despite appropriate clothing. I hadn't been over the door since Monday. Forecast is for it to continue well into Friday, then the next ice age arrives. No wonder cycling is very much a minority activity in this area, it takes a certain type of nutter to ride here!