Blow me! Twiddling my proverbials here at the cliff top mansion, I've been checking the BBC weather site for a break in the rain, in the forlorn hope that I might be able to whip out my old throbber and give it a bit of a thrashing.
But the latest forecast for North Kent predicts a remarkable -99mph wind, in no particular direction. Talk about climate change! And that just a week after the BBC forecast a record 232C heatwave for Windsor.
Still, the prediction has reminded me of an old joke. Q: Why doesn't the Isle of Sheppey float off into the North Sea? A: Because Kent sucks!