I really need to get over my dislike of winter rain. It sends me into a slump, like today. Gumboots are needed just to walk outside to the letterbox. Huge giant muddy holes have been gouged out of the grass by the lawnmower man. My shoes leak. I'm a grumpy pants. There is a tiny ray of hope, however, in the form of a little shining golden sun on Metservice's weather forecast. Please sun, come out and lighten my muddy mood!