Ok Ok. Quite a few folk are starting to say 'its the lakes, it rains. live with it'. Yes I suppose you are right. I have often thought I would be better off living somewhere dry and bright as I seem to have a strong dislike of umbrellas and rain coats. What a place to live if you don't like rain. I think I just like having a moan about it really.
I have woken up early this morning and it looks rather bleak out there again. Never mind:I am off to Edinburgh for a meeting with other half at the rather grand Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel. I love the Marriott beds: the best ever! We are not actually staying there this time: rather lodging with some good friends nearby in Dunblane. A lovely part of the world : both Dunblane and nearby Bridge of Allan ( which has the lovely Ramsay's cafe and deli on the high street: worth a visit).
http://www.bridgeofallan.com/. Not a long drive from either Edinburgh or Glasgow, and Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are worth a visit too.
We went to the Albert pub in Bowness on Windermere for a drink last night. Other half had been penned in front of the computer and had not crossed the doors all day so we all had a walk along for a breath of fresh air. Town was very busy, full of damp visitors looking for food and drink. The Albert has been ( fairly ) recently refurbished. It is just off the the mini roundabout in Bowness and is very pleasant inside. I haven't eaten there but it looks fine and always smells fine too!