Michael - I did set the alarm early but one look out of the window was enough to tell me that the only thing on view was rain clouds - so I went back to bed. The breakfast news showed several hardy souls braving the weather somewhere up north, in the forlorn hope that the clouds would clear, but they had no luck either. Hope they had a good breakfast to compensate!
On a completely different note, does anybody know what this insect is. It was photographed in Hawes Wood, on the edge of Stow Maries Aerodrome last week, but I haven't a clue as to what it is.