Yesterday saw us off to Bronte country and the Parsonage museum in Haworth. we've been before some years ago but the girls wanted to go again and I'd seen that at the moment the costumes from the latest Jane Eyre film are on display. Unfortunately indoor pictures aren't allowed.
It was putting down a deluge when we left home, the roads were flooding and it was really cold. We found it better when we arrived but it's obviously been bad there as the church was closed due to the roof leaking and the graveyard was very muddy as a lot of the soil had washed onto the paths. Which is not a problem compared to what has happened in the past...
We walked down to the village and had some lunch, then went into Rose and Co to soak in the vintage fittings, lovely smells and sample some potions.
Then the thunder started, the rain followed and our peace was shattered as every Japanese tourist there also came into the shop, and there were lots. The only word we understood was 'kawaii', which was squealed often and loudly as all the teenage girls spied the cupcake soaps, lipbalms in tins and dinky boxes of Yorkshire tea. Really, they buy tea as a souvenir... they were charming. The girls, not the boxes of tea.
A horrible, traffic-jammed drive back saw it drier at home for a while. However, our old Victorian skylight has given up the ghost and needs to be replaced as water has run in. Over a hundred years of service, but this 'summer' has proved too much. Man coming next Saturday.
Later a knock at the door. Next door neighbour to say they have pigeons nesting in the loft, which means... Man coming on Monday.