Thursday 14th It rained.

It was one of those days when the weather made it miserable. It rained for most of the day, but not heavy rain, but drizzle, which I think is even worse. The two smaller cottages were cleaned today as one set left today and the other had left yesterday – two less for Saturday. I had also planned for the carpets to be cleaned. We invested in a carpet cleaner after we replaced the carpets a couple of years ago and it has been very useful not only for regular carpet cleaning but occasionally, even after a week – especially if the weather has been wet-for a bit of ‘spot’ cleaning. We wet ahead and cleaned them but as it was not warm or dry enough for them to dry naturally I used a dehumidifier to help the process. Chis went to Over Haddon after lunch and when he came back I went to Bakewell to have my hair cut.