Two Days in Norn Iron without golf at the Royal County Down (PBUI) =not a good start to a break from the stresses of the Merse. But the neo-Fishes are in the ascendancy and being rung up at 8am by my golfing partner to ask if I had seen the weather was an unwelcome shock. The BBC hour by hour weather forecast for BT330EZ had promised balmy sunshine until lunch time-but I could not see the weather at 8 as (a) it was too dark and (b) too wet. Tomorrow the retreat of the clocks means brighter 8ams and the prospect of getting to the first tee before the very elderly and slow local male members on the Championship Course and the earliest of early birds (in all senses) on the Annesley No 2 links where the distaff side hold ascendancy with an endless series of 'Ladies Days' many of whose competitors move crab like up the fairways leaving a series of unrepaired craters in their wake making golf for those trailing in their wake a bit like a stroll through Faluja after a US 'surgical strike' But even that seems desirable after watching the rain stream down our windows and the lane a rushing torrent making it difficult for the young lady from Near Buy to chase me up it for the remaining debit balance on our bill.
Even if she wanted to.
But it will be a nicer day tomorrow and in the meanwhile we will enjoy a retrospective