Yet again, despite the fact that much of England is supposedly suffering from a drought right now, the British weather has had its own ideas and the last 24 hours have seen us buffeted by gale force winds and soaked in crazy quantities of rain. Luckily I’ve spent most of today safely ensconced in a cosy, dry church hall in Exeter, working with young recorder players. However, on my journey home this afternoon I decided to stop off in Lyme Regis in search of a dramatic shot of the Cobb and a fish and chips dinner. My first wish was granted and this iconic landmark, made famous in John Fowles book, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and its subsequent film adaption, was looking very windswept, with waves crashing against its stonework. Normally I would have spent more time seeking out the best angle but it was so cold, wet and windy (far more so than when I visited the town in January!) and I was far from suitably dressed that I snapped a few shots and hastily legged it back to the car. Sadly my second wish was a complete non-starter. Despite the fact that Lyme must now be heading into holiday season every fish and chip emporium was firmly shut so I continued my way home with a rumbling tummy!